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Orange-barred Sulphur Phoebis philea

 

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Orange-barred Sulphur, Male
credit: AnneToal/CCSA

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Alternate name: Orange-barred Giant Sulphur

Family: Pieridae, Whites and Sulphurs view all from this family



Description The Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea) is a species of butterfly found in the Americas including the Caribbean.

The wingspan is 68 to 80 mm. There are two to three generations per year in Florida and one in the northern part of the range with adults on wing from mid to late summer. The species habitat is in tropical scrub, gardens, fields, and forest edges. The species eats nectar from red-colored plants.

The larvae feed on Cassia species.


Dimensions 2 3/4-3 1/4" (70-83 mm).


Habitat Cities, suburbs & towns, Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Meadows & fields.


Range Southeast, Florida, Mid-Atlantic, Plains, Great Lakes, Texas.


 

 

 

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