Species Page: Yellow Brimstone (Anteos maerula)

Yellow Brimstone

Anteos maerula (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Rank: Not listed

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

Larval Hostplant(s): Tree legumes including Cassia emarginata which does not occur in the state.

Broods/Flight Times: Throughout the year in the tropics.

Overwintering: Not north of Mexico.


Avg. Wingspan: 3 1/4 – 4 5/8 inches

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

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