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Statira Sulphur - Aphrissa statira - female

Statira Sulphur - Aphrissa statira - Female
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
This close look-alike to the Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae), Aphrissa statira males have two shades of yellow on the dorsal side which help to distinguish it from its close relative. They however use a very different host plant known as Coinvine. Its larva lacks the bluish lateral line of the Cloudless Sulphur.

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Statira Sulphur - Aphrissa statira - female Statira Sulphur - Aphrissa statira - female

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And you found it when it emerged from the pupae and expanded it's wings! That must've bee amazing to find!

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