Attributes of Anteos maerula

Yellow Angled-Sulphur
Anteos maerula (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Identification: Large. Apex of forewing hooked. Upperside of male bright yellow, female paler; both with black spot in forewing cell.
Wing Span: 3 1/4 - 4 5/8 inches (8.2 -11.7 cm).
Life History: Fly high and swiftly. Female usually lays several eggs on a single plant. Caterpillars eat leaves and develop continously during the wet season.
Flight: Two flights, April and August-December, in South Texas; all year in Central and South America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Cassia (Cassia emarginata) in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from red and purple flowers including Hibiscus and Bougainvilla.
Habitat: Subtropical, open, sunny areas; migrants found almost anywhere.
Range: Resident from Peru to Mexico; rare, irregular migrant to eastern Nebraska, southeast Arizona, southwest New Mexico, south Texas, Mississippi, and Florida.
Conservation: None required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 30, 2016 tripp.davenport@yahoo.com Texas, United States, Uvalde County August 02, 2016 Details
November 30, 2015 ajijic1936 Jalisco, Mexico December 08, 2015 Details
June 22, 2014 alanaedwards67 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States June 24, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 TheButterflyEstates Lee County, Florida, United States June 17, 2014 Details
January 23, 2014 janazak Distrito Federal, Mexico June 07, 2014 Details
February 03, 2014 KATHY R BIGGS Jalisco, Mexico March 06, 2014 Details
July 25, 2013 MonarchLady72 Bibb County, Georgia, United States September 17, 2013 Details
August 01, 2008 H. Wedgeworth Texas, Montgomery County, United States July 07, 2013 Details
June 24, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic July 01, 2013 Details
February 17, 2013 Doug Taron Jalisco, Mexico February 19, 2013 Details
October 03, 2010 Doug Taron Veracruz-Llave, Mexico January 29, 2013 Details
September 01, 1986 legacy.reporter (John G. Pasko) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 02, 1990 legacy.reporter (James O'Hara) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 15, 2001 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 16, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 05, 2012 LLJohnson Dominican Republic July 03, 2012 Details
August 15, 2001 legacy.reporter (James P. Brock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
September 16, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (1993 Atlas of Western USA Butterflies by Stanford and Opler.) El Paso County, Texas, United States January 08, 2008 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 27, 2001 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Martin County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Seminole County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key Largo County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Big Pine Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Stock Island County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Forrest County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hancock County, Mississippi, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Sur, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chihuahua, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, New Mexico, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Kerr County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Texas, Travis County, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details