Eurema boisduvaliana, Boisduval's Sulphur

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Eurema boisduvaliana, Boisduval's Sulphur

Freshly emerged adult

Description: 20-22 mm. Yellow dorsal side with thick black boarders. Wings have an unusual shape compared to most other Eurema species with a more pointed forewing tip and a small tail on the hind wing.

 

Habitat and Distribution: This species was only recorded once in 1973 on Stock Island. It should be concidered an isolated stray. 

 

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Natural History: While this species is common in Texas, and throughout Central and South America, it does not occur or breed in the Keys. Its slow dainty flight makes it unlikely that it strays long distances that it would be making regular appearances in the Keys.

Eurema boisduvaliana, Boisduval's Sulphur larva

Final instar larva

Eurema boisduvaliana, Boisduval's Sulphur pupa

Chrysalis

Eurema boisduvaliana, Boisduval's Sulphur

Freshly emerged adult

Eurema boisduvaliana, Boisduval's Sulphur

Freshly emerged adult

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