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Species Aphrissa statira - Statira Sulphur - Hodges#4233

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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 Coliadinae (Sulphurs and Yellows)
Genus Aphrissa
Species statira (Statira Sulphur - Hodges#4233)
Hodges Number
4233
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Phoebis statira
Explanation of Names
Aphrissa statira (Cramer, 1777)
Identification
Larvae green, similar to Cloudless Sulphur, but have no blue line along the sides.
Range
S. Texas and S. Florida. Strays to Georgia, New Mexico and Kansas / Mex. to Argentina - Map
Season
flies year round in Florida
Food
Larvae feed on Coinvine (Dalbergia ecastophyllum) and Powder-puff (Calliandra), both in the pea family.
Remarks
The distinction of Aphrissa from Phoebis as a distinct genus is debated, and the differences are pretty weak. Because of this, this species will often be seen listed as Phoebis statira as well.