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Orange Sulphur

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The Orange Sulphur, also known as “Alfalfa butterfly,” is a small yellow butterfly with spots around the edges of its wings. The Orange Sulphur is most commonly found throughout North America and southern areas of Canada, all the way to Mexico. It’s not usually found from the south to southeast in the USA. It lives in open spaces, clover fields, road edges and about 10 more areas. Its diet is filed with nectar from dandelions to milkweed. It likes to be out during warm months. This particular butterfly was found in Pennsylvania, next to a forest.


This particular butterfly was found in Pennsylvania, in a field next to a forest.


By Thomas W.

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Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Oct 25, 2016
Submitted on Dec 20, 2016

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