Butterflies of Mexico,
USA & Canada
Family - PIERIDAE
© Adrian Hoskins
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.
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,
distinctive venation and drooping black antennae.
Pseudopieris nehemia is found from
Mexico to Argentina.
species breeds in transitional cloudforest habitats at altitudes up
to about 1200m.
To be completed.
Both sexes are usually seen singly,
flying along forest trails, or at rest on low foliage.