Tailed Orange

Pyrisitia proterpia (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Very rare stray from the south

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: A resident in Mexico and a somewhat common stray into southern portions of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. There is one record from eastern Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: August through November in Texas

Larval Hostplant(s): Legumes mesquite, senna and Desmodium

Habitat: As a stray it might be found anywhere

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in our area

Similar Species:

Notes: Known from a single individual photographed by Barbara and Loren Padelford at Schramm State Park on September 28, 1986

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Tailed Orange – dorsal
Tailed Orange – ventral
Tailed Orange – dorsal
Tailed Orange – ventral

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