Orange Barred Sulphur
Phoebis philea (Linnaeus, 1763)
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.
Larval Hostplant(s): Cassia species, of which Partridge Pea (C. fasciculata) and Wild Senna (C. marilandica) are found in Nebraska.
Broods/Flight Times: Multiple flights in Florida where it is a resident.
Overwintering: Not in our area.
Avg. Wingspan: 2 3/4 – 4 inches