Photo by Melody
PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.

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)


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

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

By htop
Thumbnail #1 of Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana) by htop

By htop

Thumbnail #2 of Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana) by htop

By C_A_Ivy

Thumbnail #3 of Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana) by C_A_Ivy

By C_A_Ivy

Thumbnail #4 of Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana) by C_A_Ivy

Member Notes:

Neutral Magpye 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 migrant to Mississippi, Arkansas, Illinois, and Michigan.

Positive htop 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.

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America