Southern Dogface Zerene cesonia (Stoll, 1790)Coastal Plain only    Synonyms: Colias cesonia.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Pieridae   >   Genus Zerene   


Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia) is a southern sulphur species which occurs only as a rare stray in Maryland. The pointed forewings are distinctive, as is a vaguely canine-shaped marking on the upperwing. It is recorded solely from the coastal plain region, and has been found from July to October, but it is not known to successfully breed (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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A rare stray from the south in Maryland. Photographed here in Hidalgo Co., Texas (12/5/2011). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

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