philea

Orange-barred Sulphur

Phoebis philea (Linnaeus, 1763)

Family: Pieridae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: A resident in southern Florida and Mexico southward to Argentina. Strays northward as far as the Great Lakes region. Nebraska records are from southern and eastern portions of the state.

Broods/Flight Times: Multiple flights in Florida where it is a resident

Larval Hostplant(s): Cassia species, of which Partridge Pea (C. fasciculata) and Wild Senna (C. marilandica) are found in Nebraska.

Habitat: No habitat preferences as a stray

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in our area

Similar Species:

Notes: There are three Nebraska records, two of which are from August of 2002

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Orange-barred Sulphur – dorsal
Orange-barred Sulphur – ventral

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