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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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  • jesika
    jesikaabout 7 years ago

    beautiful image and very interesting information

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinabout 7 years ago

    So beautiful – so delicate – fantastic shot

  • Amedori
    Amedoriabout 7 years ago

    Just so lovely

  • aphoto4you
    aphoto4youabout 7 years ago

    FANTASTIC …..great focus…awsome

  • hallucingenic
    hallucingenicabout 7 years ago

    beautiful butterfly and flower :) nice capture

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...about 7 years ago

    Wonderful shot so clear and crisp !!

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...about 7 years ago


  • Cornelia Togea
    Cornelia Togeaabout 7 years ago

    ahh, gorgeous shot, love the sharpness and the details and the contrasting colors. Beautiful macro!

  • ferndesign
    ferndesignabout 7 years ago

    awesome i love it well done

  • clau
    clauabout 7 years ago

    gorgeous shot, Eyal!

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