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Clouded Sulphur Butterfly - Colias philodice


Meadows and fields; almost any open spaces, parks and pastures.


Life Cycle: Eggs are chartreuse, laid singly on various legumes, especially clovers (Trifolium). Caterpillar bright green with darker stripe on back, lighter green stripe on side. Green chrysalis overwinters. These butterflies are some of the most abundant here in the American midwest. Sometimes they outnumber even the Cabbage White Butterfly.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Both butterfly and flower are cute...Great picture..!!

keithp2012 8 years ago

I have lots of these by me, they eat clover here. I'm from the forum the one who told you about the site. :)

Michigan, USA

Lat: 46.70, Long: -85.35

Spotted on Sep 16, 2010
Submitted on Sep 16, 2010

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