Whites and Sulphurs: Orange Sulphur
Colias eurytheme

Orange Sulphur Sightings
Size: Wingspan ranges from 1.4" - 2.75"
Habitat: Open areas, alfalfa fields, gardens
Occurrence Level: Common
Flight Period: Mid-April to early November
Larval Host Plant: Clover, alfalfa, crown vetch, legumes

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Orange Sulphur
Dorchester County, MD. August 2, 2012

Dorsal view. A very unusual position for this butterfly. Orange Sulphurs generally perch with their wings closed.

Orange Sulphur
Howard County, MD. September 29, 2011

Ventral view.

Orange Sulphur
St. Mary's County, MD. September 18, 2013

Ventral view.