Colias dimera

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Dimera Sulphur
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Bilateria
Superphylum: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Pancrustacea
Infraphylum: Atelocerata
Superclass: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Dicondylia
Infraclass: Pterygota
Superorder: Panorpida
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Infraorder: Heteroneura
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Colinadinae
Genus: Colias
Species: C. dimera
Binomial name
Colias dimera
Doubleday, 1847[1]
  • Colias erythrogrammus Kollar, 1850
  • Colias erythrogramma Kollar, 1850
  • Colias dimera ab. semperi Strecker, 1873
  • Colias dimera ab. meridensis Neuburger, 1905
  • Colias dimera mariae Apolinar, 1914
  • Colias dimera var. fassli Apolinar, 1914
  • Colias tolima Fassl, 1915
  • Colias dimera f. andromorpha Fernández, 1928
  • Colias dimera f. superba Berger, 1937
  • Colias dimera f. alba Berger, 1937
  • Colias minuscula f. peruviensis Dufrane, 1947

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

Colias dimera copulating

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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