agarithe

Large Orange Sulphur

Phoebis agarithe (Boisduval, 1836)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: This tropical sulphur resides as far north as southern portions of Texas and Florida. Strays have been recorded as far north as South Dakota.

Broods/Flight Times: Year round in south Texas

Larval Hostplant(s): Cassia and Mimosa species

Habitat: Might stray into any habitat

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in our area

Similar Species:

Notes: First reported from the state in 1980. Doug Long has found this butterfly in Furnas County on three occasions. Albinic forms of this species are not uncommon and are always females.

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Large Orange Sulphur – female, dorsal
Large Orange Sulphur – female, ventral
Albinic Large Orange Sulphur – female, dorsal
Albinic Large Orange Sulphur – female, ventral
Large Orange Sulphur – male, dorsal
Large Orange Sulphur – male, ventral
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