Eurema dina, Dina's Sulphur

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Eurema dina, Dina's Sulphur
Eurema dina, Dina's Sulphur egg

Egg

Mating pair

Description: 16-20 mm. Males are orange-yellow on dorsal side with black boarder on tip of forewing. Underside is yellow with faint brown markings. Females are lighter in color and variable. They are yellow in color with an orange patch on the hindwing.

 

Habitat and Distribution: Tropical hardwood hammocks. They have been found only on Key Largo in the Keys.

 

Host Plant: Alvaradoa amorphoides

 

Natural History: While this species appears locally abundant in the Southern mainland of Florida, we have never seen them in the Keys. The host does not occur in the Keys either making this species a rare stray as it does not breed in the Keys.

 

Eurema dina, Dina's Sulphur

Male

Eurema dina, Dina's Sulphur pupa

Chrysalis

Eurema dina, Dina's Sulphur

Female

Eurema dina, Dina's Sulphur

Male

Eurema dina, Dina's Sulphur being eaten by a robber fly

Male fell prey to a robber fly

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