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Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

The Clouded Sulphur butterfly (Colias philodice) is a common, widely distributed species in the United States and much of Canada. Sometimes called the "Common Sulphur", it is a frequent visitor to fields, meadows, lawns and roadsides.

It shares some coloration and markings with the larger Cloudless Sulphur. The wings are yellow with black marginal borders. Males have a solid black border, and females have yellow spots in the border. 

Size: 1.5" - 2.5"

Host plants: alfalfa, clover, vetch

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly
Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly
Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly
Clouded Sulphur Butterfly
Photo by and courtesy of USFWS

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly
Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

 

 

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