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Species Ganyra josephina - Giant White - Hodges#4199

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Pieridae (Whites, Sulphurs, Yellows)
Subfamily Pierinae (Whites)
Tribe Pierini (Cabbage Whites, Checkered Whites, Albatrosses)
Genus Ganyra
Species josephina (Giant White - Hodges#4199)
Hodges Number
4199
Explanation of Names
Ganyra josephina (Salvin & Godman, 1868)
Identification
Male is entirely white except for a single round, black spot in the forewing. Females may have a few diffuse black or brown spots or a brownish wash near the one clear spot; also a faint brown edge.
Range
c. TX (as a stray) to Panama - Map (MPG, BOA)
Food
Adults are nectar feeders, often seen on Lantana sp. and Eupatorium sp.
Caterpillars feed on foliage of trees in the family Capparidaceae.
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