Large Orange Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe (Boisduval, 1836)
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
Overwintering: Not in our area
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.