Mimosa Sulphur

Pyrisitia nise (Cramer, 1775)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: A resident from Brazil north to extreme southern Texas. North of there it regularly strays to Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, and has been found as far north as Colorado and Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Year round in south Texas where it is a permanent resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Mimosas from the Legume family. Cat Claw Sensitive Briar (Mimosa quadrivalvis) occurs in Nebraska

Habitat: As a stray it might be found anywhere

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in this area

Similar Species: Little Yellow

Notes: A single specimen is known from the state (pictured below), being found by Doug Long in the Holbrook area (Furnas County) on July 18, 1998

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

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