Colias philodice (Godart, 1819)
Status: Common resident
NENHP Rank: Not listed
Range: This species inhabits the continental United States and most of Alaska and western Canada. It is found statewide in Nebraska.
Larval Hostplant(s): Larvae feed on herbaceous legumes of the following genera: Astragalus, Baptisia, Pisum, Lathyrus, Lotus, Lupinus, Medicago, Melilotus, Robinia, Thermopsis, and Trifolium.
Broods/Flight Times: Multiple continuous flights from April to November.
Overwintering: As a pupa.
Habitat: Equally at home in urban and agricultural settings, this is a butterfly that seems to have benefited from human activity
Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/2 – 2 3/4 inches
Similar Species: Orange Sulphur, Queen Alexandra’s Sulphur.