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Orange-barred sulfur

Phoebis philea


Family: Pieridae Subfamily: Coliadinae Identification: Upperside of male bright yellow-orange; forewing has red-orange bar and hindwing has red-orange outer margin. The two forms of the female, one off-white and the other yellow-orange, are much larger than the male. Both have upperside of forewing with solid black cell spot and a submarginal row of broken, angled black smudges. Outer half of hindwing of yellow form is red-orange. Wing Span: 2 3/4 - 4 inches (7 - 10.2 cm).


Open lowland sites such as gardens, forest edges, parks, road edges.


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1 Comment

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks Kristen and Eulalia! I think it could be a Phoebis philea because a web site from Yucatan species mentions this one and my pics also look alike. but could also be the Phoebis suggested by Kristen, I am not sure.

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Yucatán, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 11, 2011
Submitted on Sep 21, 2011

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