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Upperside of male yellow with orange overlay, yellow veins, wide black border, and dark black cell spot. Female yellow or white with irregular black border surrounding light spots. Underside hindwing spot silver with 2 concentric dark rings, and a spot above it. Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 3/4 inches (3.5 - 7 cm).
Landing on large thistle rosettes in a city park. First warm days of spring here and seeing just a few butterflies and other insects emerge.
Spotted on Mar 23, 2014
Submitted on Apr 13, 2014