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Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2018.
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.
Southern USA south to Venezuela.
Distribution and Abundance in Florida:
Restricted to southern Miami-Dade County and the Florida keys in Florida.
Scrub lowlands and forests.
Adults frequently migrate across Texas. Caterpillars can be found hiding in bark during the day.
Larval host plants include the native lignumvitae (Guaiacum sanctum). Nectar host plants include the native black mangrove (Avicennia germinans).