Attributes of Pyrisitia dina

Dina Yellow
Pyrisitia dina (Poey, 1832)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Identification: Male orange-yellow with very narrow black border on outer and costal margins of forewing. Female yellow with black at forewing tip. Underside of both sexes with three black spots on hindwing. Wet-season (summer) form paler colored.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 2 1/4 inches (3.2 - 5.7 cm).
Life History: Females lay many eggs on the same host plant.
Flight: Throughout the year in southern Florida. Strays into South Texas in November and southern Arizona in October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Mexican alvaradoa (Alvaradoa amorphoides) in Florida, bitterbush (Picramnia) in Central America; both in simarouba family.
Adult Food: In Central America this butterfly nectars at Lantana, Asclepias, and small-flowered Asteraceae.
Habitat: Forest edges, brushy fields, open forest.
Range: Panama north to southern Florida. Regularly visits south Texas and southeast Arizona.
Conservation: Not usually required. Avoid development of habitats in south Florida.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Avoid mosquito fogging of habitats. Maintain proper successional stages.
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December 14, 2013 DJHiker Sancti Spiritus, Cuba March 02, 2014 Details
February 07, 2013 dendroica5 The Bahamas April 17, 2013 Details
August 08, 1981 legacy.reporter (Michael Smith) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 25, 1984 legacy.reporter (W. Beebe) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 15, 1994 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 15, 1994 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
February 01, 2010 JimConrad Yucatan, Mexico September 07, 2011 Details
November 21, 2010 JimConrad Yucatan, Mexico September 07, 2011 Details
September 06, 1971 legacy.reporter (R. L. Scharf) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 11, 1971 legacy.reporter (R. L. Scharf) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 11, 1971 legacy.reporter (R. L. Scharf) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 06, 1971 legacy.reporter (R. L. Scharf) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 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 Pima 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 Key Largo County, Florida, United States 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 Baja California Sur, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coahuila De Zaragoza, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter El Paso County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details