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Large Orange Sulphur - female yellow-orange form

Phoebis agarithe

Description:

There are 2 female forms of the Orange Sulphur, a pink-white and yellow-orange form. Males are bright orange with no markings.

Habitat:

Southern Texas & Florida south to Peru. Rare strays to Colorado, Wisconsin & New Jersey. Open tropical lowlands, gardens, roadsides & parks. Host plants: Pithecellobium and Inga species in the pea family (Fabaceae). Adults nectar from lantana, shepherd's needle, bougainvilla, rose periwinkle, turk's cap, and hibiscus.

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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Feb 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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