Kricogonia lyside (Godart, 1819)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: A resident from Venezuela to southern Texas, this species strays north as far as southern Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: All year in south Texas

Larval Hostplant(s): Woody Caltrops (Zygophyllaceae). The only member of the caltrop family to occur in Nebraska is Puncture Vine (Tribulus terstris) which is non-woody.

Habitat: As a stray it could occur anywhere

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in our area

Similar Species:

Notes: This species has many “forms” in addition to being sexually dimorphic. As such it is extremely variable in appearance

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Lyside – dorsal
Lyside – ventral
Lyside – dorsal
Lyside – ventral

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