Species Page: Lyside (Kricogonia lyside)

Lyside Sulphur

Kricogonia lyside (Godart, 1819)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Rank: Not listed

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

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.

Broods/Flight Times: All year in south Texas.

Overwintering: Does not survive our winters.

Habitat: As a stray it might occur anywhere.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/2 – 2 3/8 inches

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Notes: This species exhibits a large variety of seasonal and sexual forms.