Mexican Sulphur

Abaeis mexicana (Boisduval, 1836)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Rare stray from the south, possibly breeding

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: A resident from Central America north to southern portions of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. From there it strays north to as far as southern Canada. There are widely distributed records from across Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Year round in its home range. June though August in Nebraska

Larval Hostplant(s): Legumes, mainly Partridge Pea and Wild Senna (Cassia fasciculata and C. marilandica) in Nebraska.

Habitat: As a stray it might be found anywhere

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in this area

Similar Species:

Notes: This species is quite variable in appearance

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Mexican Sulphur – dorsal
Mexican Sulphur – ventral
Mexican Sulphur – dorsal
Mexican Sulphur – ventral

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