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Tiny Sulphur Butterfly - Nathalis iole

Tiny Sulphur Butterfly - Nathalis iole
Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA
October 9, 2015
Size: wingtips .5" approx.
Walked about Sandy Point at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and came across this tiny sulphur butterfly but am not certain as to its IDentity. What is this tiny butterfly? It must not have been more than a half-inch wingtip to wingtip. It's not a Little Yellow, which is bigger and has different ventral markings on its wings, and I don't think it is Dainty Sulphur either, etc. Oddly, this butterfly's abdomen appears truncated, or, maybe it's just small in proportion to the overall size of it but then again the wings look disproportionately large relative to its thorax and abdomen together. Or maybe it's just that its oversized wings are covering up its abdomen in the digital images we took? What is it? Many thanks in advance for your assistance in solving our question. Thanks!

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Dainty Sulphur - HNWR
Many thanks Mike for taking the time to consider responding to our query regarding Dainty Sulphur and making the ID. I thought it might be it but wasn't sure as this would be the first time we've documented or photographed this particular butterfly, Dainty Sulphur. Thanks again!

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