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Butterflies of Mexico, USA & Canada
Clean Mimic-White
Pseudopieris nehemia  BOISDUVAL, 1836
Family - PIERIDAE
subfamily - DISMORPHIINAE
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Pseudopieris nehemia Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The subfamily Dismorphiinae, to which the Wood Whites of Europe belong, has its headquarters in South America, where 51 different species are found. Only 12 species of Dismorphiinae are found as far north as Mexico, and none of them reach the USA.
The genus Pseudopieris comprises of 2 species - viridula and nehemia. They are reminiscent of the holarctic genus Pieris, and of the neotropical genus Melete, but can be distinguished from both of them, and from all other Pierinae, by their distinctive venation and drooping black antennae.
Pseudopieris nehemia is found from Mexico to Argentina.
Habitats
This species breeds in transitional cloudforest habitats at altitudes up to about 1200m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

Both sexes are usually seen singly, flying along forest trails, or at rest on low foliage.

 

 

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