Eurema nise,  Jamaican Sulphur

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Eurema nise,  Jamaican Sulphur

Freshly emerged male (left) and female (right)

Eurema nise,  Jamaican Sulphur

Description: 12-16 mm. This is a small sulphur that closely resembles the Little Sulphur. E. lisa has a black dot on the ventral forewing cell. E. nise aslo lacks the black hindwing boarder. Underside is mostly yellow.

 

Habitat and Distribution: Only tropical hardwood hammocks on Key Largo and Plantation Key. Also present on the Florida mainland.

 

Host Plant: Leguminous trees 

 

Natural History: I have only seen three of this species in the wild, all from Key Largo. They fly in the hardwood hammock trails and boarders. They have been reported in April, June, July and September) in the Keys.This species is very rarely encountered and local.

 

Eurema nise,  Jamaican Sulphur larva

Final instar larva

Eurema nise,  Jamaican Sulphur pupa

Chrysalis

Eurema nise,  Jamaican Sulphur pupa

Chrysalis ready to emerge

Eurema nise,  Jamaican Sulphur

Freshly emerged male (left)

and female (right)

Eurema nise,  Jamaican Sulphur egg

Freshly emerged  female 

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