Attributes of Phoebis neocypris

Tailed Sulphur
Phoebis neocypris (Hübner, [1823])

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Identification: Male orange, female whitish or yellowish. Both have triangular extension on each hindwing.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 inches (3.9 - 4.4 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid in groups at the base of host plant leaves. Caterpillars feed on new leaves.
Flight: All year in Mexico and Central America. Reported in September in south Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Cassia species in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including Lantana and Impatiens.
Habitat: Tropics, especially in mid-elevation forests; open and disturbed areas.
Range: Resident in Mexico and Central America. Strayed once to south Texas.
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
NCGR:
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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October 18, 1994 legacy.reporter (Barry Sullivan) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 23, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras May 23, 2012 Details
October 18, 1994 legacy.reporter (Ray E. Stanford) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 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 Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bexar County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details