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Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Pieridae (pee-AIR-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Eurema
Species: mexicana (meks-sih-KAY-na) (Info)


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Edinburg, Texas
Red Oak, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
San Isidro, Texas

Members' Notes:


On Nov 14, 2006, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana) has a dark border that resembles the border of the southern dogface but has the snout of the dog replaced by what rlooks like a beak. It has a wingspan tha is less than two inches. The ventral side of the wings are mainly light yellow with a variable number of scattered small spots.


On Aug 16, 2006, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR (Zone 6a) wrote:

Wing span: 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 inches (4.4 - 6.3 cm).

Identification: Upper surface is creamy white with indented black borders which outline a "dog's head" on forewings; more pronounced in male. Hindwing with projecting tail-like points.

Life history: None reported.

Flight: Midsummer to fall as vagrant, all year in tropics.

Caterpillar hosts: Acacia and Diphysa in the pea family (Fabaceae).

Adult food: Nectar from a wide variety of flowers.

Habitat: Open, dry areas: flats, hillsides, deserts, prairies. Found in moister areas in Mexico and Central America.

Range: Resident from Central America north to South Texas and the Southwest; common vagrant in Great Plains and Southwest deserts; rare mi... read more