Attributes of Enantia albania

Costa-spotted Mimic-White
Enantia albania (H.W. Bates, 1864)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Dismorphiinae
Identification: Small; forewing smaller than hindwing. Upperside of male yellow; female pale yellow to white with black at apex and outer margin.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 3 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Long period in Mexico; September in south Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Probably in pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar and bird droppings in forest understory.
Habitat: Low- to mid-elevation tropical forests, coffee plantations.
Range: Tropical Mexico; rare stray (only 2 records) to Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details