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Tailed Orange (Pyrisitia proterpia)
Male (Dorsal) Winter form
Male (Ventral) Winter form
Female (Dorsal) Winter form
Female (Ventral) Winter form
Summer form (male)
Collected by Arthur Brown, May 18, 1944, Sierra Blanca Mountains, Mexico.
In the permanent collection of the Dallas Museum of Natural History.
|Caterpillar Hostplants||Most sources cite Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) and Cassia as hosts in Texas.|
|Fort Worth Botanic Gardens|
|Seasonal Flight Data||An uncommon visitor in our area.|
|General Notes||A sexually and seasonally dimorphic species. Males have darkened wing veins where females do not. Summer forms lack the hindwing tails and are uniform in color underneath while the winter forms are tailed with a mottled pattern underneath.|