Whites and Sulphurs: Dainty Sulphur
Nathalis iole

Dainty Sulphur Sightings
Size: Wingspan ranges from .75" - 1.2"
Habitat: Low-growth dry weedy fields
Occurrence Level: Rare wanderer
Flight Period: Late-June to late October
Larval Host Plant: Green Carpetweed

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Dainty Sulphur
Charles County, MD. October 6, 2012

The first ever Maryland sightings of the Dainty Sulphur were recorded in 2012 across many counties. It was a year marked by an unusually warm spring and very hot summer. There were no reported sightings in 2013 and 2014.

Dainty Sulphur
Harford County, MD. September 3, 2012