Mexican Yellow

Eurema mexicana

Appearance: Above, pale yellow with black forewing margin. Below, pale yellow with scattered reddish-brown markings. Hindwing has a tail like projection at the rear margin.

Size: Medium; 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 inches

Habitat: Open habitats, prairies and canyons

Season: Late summer into fall; 1 brood? (see below)

Larval Foodplant: Acacia, locust and other legumes

Did You Know…
This species is a wanderer to the north, far from its expected breeding area (Opler-1999).

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