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Orange-Barred Sulphur Butterfly

Eyal Nahmias

Goleta, United States

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An Orange-Barred Sulphur, Phoebis Philea, is sipping nectar from a flower Identification: Upperside of male bright yellow-orange; forewing has red-orange bar and hindwing has red-orange outer margin. The female, much larger than the male, has two forms, one off-white and the other yellow-orange. Both have upperside of forewing with solid black cell spot and a submarginal row of broken black smudges. Early Stages: Females lay eggs singly on leaves and flowers of host plants; caterpillars prefer to feed on the flowers. Caterpillar is yellow-green with black and yellow bands on the sides. It also has white-ringed reddish spots. Habitat: Open lowland sites such as forest edges, city gardens, parks, and road edges. Interesting Facts: Males of this species have a broad orange bar on the forewing, this gives rise to its common name. Range: Lowland tropical America, Brazil, Florida and the keys, rare but seen in Northeast states. Extremely vagrant in Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Connecticut. Interesting Facts: Males of this species have a broad orange bar on the forewing, this gives rise to its common name.
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