Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona:

Pieridae ( Whites and Sulphurs)

Pima Orange-tips (Anthocharis cethura pima )

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Pieridae

[30 Species listed, all figured]

Subfamily Pierinae (Whites)

  1. Chiricahua Pine white --- Neophasia terlootii.
  2. Florida White --- Appias drusilla poeyi. Rare stray.
  3. Spring White --- Pieris sisymbrii . [larvae: side view --//-- top view ] --- [pupae: top view --//-- bottom view ] --//-- [Foodplants Arabis ]
  4. Checked White --- Pieris protodice.
  5. Cabbage White --- Pieris rapae [ larvae/pupae ]
  6. Great Southern White --- Ascia monuste monuste. Rare stray.
  7. Howard's White --- Ascia howarthi. Rare stray.

Subfamily Anthocharinae (Marbles and Orange-tips)

  1. Pearly Marble --- Euchloe hyantis lotta
  2. Euchloe guaymasensis (ventral view) Stray? (Possibly a resident).
  3. Pima Orange-tip --- Anthocharis cethura pima
  4. Sara Orange-tip --- Anthocharis sara inghami [ larvae ] --//-- [Foodplants Arabus ]

Subfamily Coliadinae (Sulphurs)

  1. Clouded Sulphur --- Colias philodice eriphyle
  2. Orange Sulphur --- Colias eurytheme
  3. Southern Dogface --- Colias cesonia [ larvae ]
  4. White Angled-Sulphur --- Antheos clorinde nivifera. Stray.
  5. Yellow Angled-Sulphur --- Antheos maerula. Very rare stray.
  6. Cloudless Sulphur --- Phoebis sennae marcellina
  7. Orange-barred Sulphur --- Phoebis philea. Rare stray.
  8. Large Orange Sulphur --- Phoebis agarithe agarithe. Stray. [ Female ]
  9. Tailed Sulphur --- Phoebis neocypris. Rare stray.
  10. Lyside Sulphur --- Kricogonia lyside. Common stray.
  11. Barred Yellow --- Eurema daira lydia. Very rare stray.
  12. Boisduval's Yellow --- Eurema boisduvalianum. Stray.
  13. Mexican Yellow --- Eurema mexicanum [larvae: photo 1 --//-- photo 2 ]
  14. Tailed Orange --- Eurema proterpia
  15. Little Yellow --- Eurema lisa lisa. Stray.
  16. Mimosa Yellow --- Eurema nise nelphe. Stray.
  17. Dina Yellow --- Eurema dina westwoodi. Very rare stray.
  18. Sleepy Orange --- Eurema nicippe [ larvae ]
  19. Dainty Sulphur --- Nathalis iole


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