The Butterflies of Monteverde: Sulfurs & Whites

Lepidoptera: Pieridae


The species below have been recorded from the Monteverde region, above 700 m elevation in the Cordillera de Tilarán. The scientific names follow DeVries (1987), with updates based on Opler et al. (2000).*

Anteos clorinde Godart
Anteos maerula Fabricius
Aphrissa boisduvalii (Felder)
Aphrissa statira (Cramer)
Appias drusilla (Cramer)
Archonias tereas approximata Butler
Ascia monuste (Linnaeus)
Catasticta cerberus Godman & Salvin
Catasticta flisa (Herrich-Schaffer)
Catasticta nimbice bryson Godman & Salvin
Catasticta prioneris hegemon Godman & Salvin
Catasticta sisamnus sisamnus (Fabricius)
Catasticta strigosa actinotis (Butler)
Catasticta teutila flavomaculata Lathy & Rosenberg
Catasticta theresa Butler
Dismorphia amphiona praxinoe (Doubleday)
Dismorphia crisia lubina Butler
Dismorphia eunoe desine (Hewitson)
Dismorphia theucharila fortunata (Lucas)
Dismorphia zaela oreas Salvin
Dismorphia zathoe pallidula Butler & Druce
Enantia melite amalia (Staudinger)
Eurema albula (Cramer)
Eurema boisduvaliana (Felder)
Eurema daira (Godart)
Eurema dina westwoodi (Boisduval)
Eurema gratiosa (Doubleday & Hewitson)
Eurema mexicana (Boisduval)
Eurema nise (Cramer)
Eurema proterpia (Fabricius)
Eurema salome (Felder)
Eurema xanthochlora (Kollar)
Ganyra josephina josepha (Godman & Salvin)
Ganyra limona (Schaus)
Hesperocharis graphites Bates
Itaballia demophile centralis Joicey & Talbot
Leodonta dysoni (Doubleday)
Leptophobia aripa (Boisduval)
Leptophobia caesia tenuicornis Butler & Druce
Lieinix cinerascens (Salvin)
Lieinix nemesis (Latreille)
Lieinix viridifascia (Butler)
Melete isandra (Boisduval)
Patia orise sororna (Butler)
Pereute charops (Boisduval)
Perrhybris pyrrha (Fabricius)
Phoebis agarithe Boisduval
Phoebis argante (Fabricius)
Phoebis philea (Linnaeus)
Phoebis rurina Felder
Phoebis sennae (Linnaeus)
Phoebis trite (Linnaeus)
Pieriballia mandela noctipennis (Butler & Druce)
Zerene cesonia centralamericana (Rober)

* DeVries, P. J. 1987. The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History. Vol. I. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

*Opler, Paul A., Harry Pavulaan, and Ray E. Stanford (coordinators). 1995. Butterflies of North America. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Home Page.
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/bflyusa/bflyusa.htm (Version 17AUG2000).


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Created: 2 January 2001; Updated: 4 May 2001.