Species Page: Statira Sulphur (Aphrissa statira)

Statira Sulphur

Aphrissa statira (Cramer, 1777)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Central South America north into Texas and Florida. The Nebraska record is the northernmost in the US.

Larval Hostplant(s): Select plants from the pea family (Fabaceae) none of which are found in Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Many flights in Florida.

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Avg. Wingspan:  2 3/8 – 3 1/8 inches

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Notes: A single specimen was found in the University of Nebraska – Lincoln collection from Erwin Froemel, collected in Columbus (Platte County) dated 7 July 1940.

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