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Dina Yellow, male

Pyrisitia dina


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).


Forest edges, brushy fields, open forest. In fact these were hanging around in the hottest and sunniests parts of dirtroads in Yucatan.


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1 Species ID Suggestions

KarenL 8 years ago
Tailed orange (female wet season form)
Pyrisitia proterpia Butterflies and Moths of North America | collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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Arun 8 years ago

Thank you and Welcome to HUNTER mission

Arun 8 years ago

Please consider putting this spotting in the ‘Hunter’ mission at

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Karen, I changed the ID to Pyrisitia sina, which is mentioned as Yucatan species in a web site I used to ID the butterflies. But it might as well be proserpia..I leave it up to experts to figure it out :-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID, Karen!

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The MnMs 8 years ago


AshleyBradford 8 years ago

Beautiful shot!

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Yucatán, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 11, 2011
Submitted on Sep 21, 2011

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