Anteos maerula

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Yellow angled-sulphur
Yellow angled-sulphur (Anteos maerula) male.JPG
male A. m. maerula in Jamaica (dorsal)
Yellow angled-sulphur (Anteos maerula) male underside.JPG
male A. m. maerula in Jamaica (ventral)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Anteos
Species: A. maerula
Binomial name
Anteos maerula
(Fabricius, 1775)[1]
  • Papilio maerula Fabricius, 1775
  • Rhodocera maerula
  • Amynthia maerula
  • Papilio ecclipsis Cramer, [1777]
  • Rhodocera lacordairei Boisduval, 1836
  • Rhodocera gueneeana Boisduval, 1836
  • Gonepteryx maerula ab. flava Röber, 1909
  • Anteos maerula lacordairei

Anteos maerula, the angled sulphur or yellow angled-sulphur, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found from Peru to Mexico. Rarely, migrants can be found up to eastern Nebraska, south-eastern Arizona, south-western New Mexico, southern Texas, Mississippi and Florida.[2]

The wingspan is 82–117 mm. The upperside of the males is bright yellow, while females are paler. Both sexes have a black spot in the forewing cell. Adults feed on the nectar from red and purple flowers, including Hibiscus and Bougainvilla species.

The larvae feed on Cassia species, including Cassia emarginata.


  • F. Martin Brown and Bernard Heineman, Jamaica and its Butterflies (E. W. Classey, London 1972), Plate VII