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Clouded Sulphur butterfly

Colias philodice (Coliadinae)


Clouded sulphur butterfly. Also called clouded yellow butterfly. Upper surface of male wings bright, clear yellow with solid black edging; lower side of fore wing with some dark submarginal spots; hind wing with silver cell spot rimmed with orange-pink, usually doubled. Female has 2 forms: yellow form with uneven black edging enclosing yellow spots, and a white form which is greenish-white rather than yellow.


This pretty clouded sulphur was spotted in a flower garden in Staunton, Virginia.

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Staunton, Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.15, Long: -79.07

Spotted on Aug 8, 2014
Submitted on Aug 13, 2014

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