Colias dimera

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Dimera sulphur
Dorsal surface (left) and ventral surface (right) of adult male
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colias
C. dimera
Binomial name
Colias dimera
  • C. erythrogrammus Kollar, 1850
  • C. erythrogramma Kollar, 1850
  • C. dimera ab. semperi Strecker, 1873
  • C. dimera ab. meridensis Neuburger, 1905
  • C. dimera mariae Apolinar, 1914
  • C. dimera var. fassli Apolinar, 1914
  • C. tolima Fassl, 1915
  • C. dimera f. andromorpha Fernández, 1928
  • C. dimera f. superba Berger, 1937
  • C. dimera f. alba Berger, 1937
  • C. minuscula f. peruviensis Dufrane, 1947

Colias dimera, the Dimera sulphur, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in the Tropical Andes subregion of the Neotropical realm (Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador).[1] The species was first discovered in Colombia. It is the most abundant butterfly in the interior of Ecuador.

The wingspan is 35–40 mm (1.4–1.6 in). There are two female forms: one is similar to the males, while the other is yellowish/greenish white.[2]


  1. ^ a b Colias, Site of Markku Savela
  2. ^ Parque Nacional Sangay (Ecuador)

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Colias dimera copulating