Species Page: Mexican Sulphur (Abaeis mexicana)

Mexican Sulphur

Abaeis mexicana (Boisduval, 1836)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Occasional stray

NENHP Rank: 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.

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

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

Overwintering: Should not overwinter in Nebraska.

Habitat: Befitting a stray it might occur anywhere.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 2 1/2 inches

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Similar Species: Sleepy Orange, Little Yellow


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