Species Page: Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis 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.

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

Found at:

Similar Species:


%d bloggers like this: