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Lyside Sulphur
Kricogonia lyside

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2018.

Description:
Medium sized butterfly measuring up to 2 3/8" in length. The upperside of the male is white in color with a yellow basal area and a vertical black bar. The underside has raised veins and a satin sheen. The female is yellow or white. The tip of the forewing is square-shaped.
Range:
Southern USA south to Venezuela.
Habitat(s):
Scrub lowlands and forests.
Natural History:
Adults frequently migrate across Texas. Caterpillars can be found hiding in bark during the day.
Food:
Larval host plants include the native lignumvitae (Guaiacum sanctum). Nectar host plants include the native black mangrove (Avicennia germinans).
Comments:
For more information, visit Butterflies and Moths of North America.

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2018.

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2018.

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2018.

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2018.



 
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