Yellow Brimstone

Anteos maerula (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Found as a resident from Peru to Mexico. The Nebraska record is the northern most as a stray.

Broods/Flight Times: This tropical butterfly flies throughout the year south of Texas

Larval Hostplant(s): Sennas are listed, none of which occur in Nebraska

Habitat: As a stray it might be found anywhere

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in our area

Similar Species:

Notes: The lone record for the state was a female captured by R. A. Leussler in Omaha on 20 September 1921.

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Yellow Brimstone – dorsal
Yellow Brimstone – ventral

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