Butterflies and Moths of North America

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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.
Comments: NULL
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