Eurema nise, Jamaican Sulphur
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Freshly emerged male (left) and female (right)
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.
Final instar larva
Chrysalis ready to emerge
Freshly emerged male (left)
and female (right)
Freshly emerged female