Good Monday morning everyone!
Well, here we are with another butterfly to enjoy. This one is called “Orange Sulphur”. It is quite a bright yellow/orange color on top which shows through nicely in the sunlight. It is also the same color underneath, but not so bright. Unfortunately this butterflies rarely sit with spread wings, they prefer to keep their wings closed. So it is impossible to get a nice picture of them. However, they do look beautiful underneath anyway.
Females are generally paler than the males and often can be white or nearly white. They were originally just a southern species but have spread northward into our area which is nice. They can have up to 3 broods per summer and overwinter as a chrysalis. They are common from May to October. Adults feed at many different wildflowers, such as the tansy this one is feeding at. Caterpillars feed mainly on white clovers and vetches. Have a great day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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