PIERIDAE

of Central America

Extensive overlap with the fauna north of the Mexican border. Red named species and species without a common name are not US species. Click on genus name for the link to all species list on funet website. Includes most species for Panama as well now.



 

Enantia (Mimic-Whites)

          albania (Bates, 1864) (Costa-spotted Mimic-White) CR BZ PA

          lina (Herbst, 1972) (White Mimic-White) CR BZ

(pure white with black tipped forewings)

 

Lieinix

          cinerascens (Salvin, 1871) CR PA

          nemesis (Latreille, [1813]) PA

          viridifascia (Butler, 1872) CR PA

 

Patia

          cordillera (C. & R. Felder, 1862) CR

(mostly orange central hindwing)

 

Dismorphia

          amphiona praxinoe (Doubleday 1844) (Tiger Mimic-White) CR BZ PA

(black and white long-winged)

          theucharila fortunata (Lucas 1854) (Clear-winged Mimic-White) CR BZ

(long-winged with oranges)

 

Subfamily PIERINAE

 

Appias

          drusilla (Cramer, [1777]) (Florida White) CR BZ

(whites, male pure, female black edged)

 

Archonias

          brassolis (Fabricius, 1777) CR PA

(small Parides mimics, white and pink spots)

 

Ascia

          monuste (Linnaeus 1764) (Great Southern White) BZ

(female a white with zigzag dark borders)

         

Catasticta

          cerberus Godman & Salvin, [1889] CR PA

          hegemon Godman & Salvin, [1889] CR PA

          nimbice (Boisduval, [1836]) PA

          sisamnus (Fabricius, 1793) PA

          theresa Butler & Druce, 1874 CR PA

          teutila (Doubleday, 1847) CR PA

 

Charonius

          eurytele Hewitson, 1852 CR BZ       

(orange central hindwing)

 

Ganyra

          josephina (Godart, 1819) (Giant White) BZ

          phaloe (Godart, 1819) (Felder's White) CR

 

Itaballia

          demophile 2ndM (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cross-barred White) BZ

          pandosia kicaha Reakirt 1863 (rare) (Brown-bordered White) CR

(small and dark barred, yellow or white)

 

Kricogonia

          lyside (Godart, [1819]) (Lyside Sulphur) BZ

 

Leptophobia

          aripa (Boisduval, 1836) PA

          caesia (Lucas, 1852) CR PA

 

Melete

          lycimnia (Cramer, 1777) (Common Melwhite) CR BZ

          polyhymnia florinda (Butler, 1875) (Golden Melwhite) CR 

(yellow or orange with dark tips)

 

Pereute

          charops (Boisduval. 1836) CR PA

 

Perrhybris

          lypera (Kollar, 1850) CR

(males with large triangular dark forewing tips, white with or without hindwing oranges,

females white and orange barring)

           pamela (Stoll, [1780]) (Chiapas White) CR BZ

(male is a white with black tips, female orange barred heavily)

 

Pieriballia

          viardi 2nd (Boisduval, 1836) (Painted White) BZ PA

 

Subfamily COLIADINAE

 

Anteos

          clorinde Godart 1823 (White-angled Sulphur) CR BZ PA

(male is a tailed orange-barred sulphur)

           maerula (Fabricius 1775) (Yellow-Angled Sulphur) BZ

 

Aphrissa

          boisduvalii (C. & R. Felder, 1861) BZ PA

(pure whites, blushes of yellow interior)

          statira (Cramer, [1777]) (Statira Sulphur) BZ PA

(yellow interior, white exterior)

 

Eurema (Grass Yellows)

          albula (Cramer, 1775) (Ghost Yellow) BZ PA

(very small white, male dark bordered)

          arbela boisduvaliana (Felder & Felder, [1865]) (Boisduval’s Yellow) BZ

          daira (Godart, 1819) (Barred Yellow) CR BZ

          dina (Poey, 1832) (Dina Yellow) CR BZ

          elathea (Cramer, [1777]) CR

          lisa (Boisduval & Leconte, 1829) (Little Yellow) CR BZ

          mexicana (Boisduval, 1836) (Mexican Yellow) CR BZ

(small tailed dogface white)

          nise (Cramer, [1776]) (Mimosa Yellow) CR BZ PA

          nicippe (Cramer, 1780) (Sleepy Orange) BZ

          proterpia (Fabricius, 1775) (Tailed Orange) CR BZ

          salome (C. & R. Felder, 1861) (Salome Yellow) BZ

          xantochlora (Kollar, 1850) (Scarce Yellow) CR BZ

 

Nathalis

          iole (Boisduval, 1836) (Dainty Sulphur) BZ

 

Phoebis

          argante (Fabricius 1775) (Apricot Sulphur) CR BZ PA

(heavily maculated like our large orange)

          agarithe (Boisduval 1836) (Large Orange Sulphur) CR BZ

          neocypris (Hubner, [1823]) (Tailed Sulphur) CR BZ

(male is a pure tailed orange, female paler with orange hindwing margins, tailed)

          philea (Linnaeus, 1763) (Orange-barred Sulphur) CR BZ PA

          sennae (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cloudless Sulphur) CR BZ PA

 

Rhabdodryas

          trite (Linnaeus 1758) (Straight-lined Sulphur) CR BZ

(male a pale pure yellow, exterior fine bars on all wings)

 

Zerene

          cesonia (Stoll, [1790]) (Southern Dogface) BZ