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Clouded Sulphur (Colias p. philodice)  

MALE (DORSAL)

FEMALE (DORSAL)

FEMALE (VENTRAL)

 

Caterpillar HostplantsGround-Plum (Astragalus crassicarpus), Platte River Milk-Vetch (A. plattensis), Deer-Vetch (Lotus spp.), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa), White Sweet-Clover (Melilotus albus), Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), White Clover (Trifolium repens), Red Clover (T.pratense).
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Seasonal Flight DataApril - October
General NotesThe status of the Clouded Sulphur in our area is uncertain. At best, it is uncommon -- if it's found here at all -- and can easily be confused with the Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme), particularly the spring forms that sometimes have no orange on them. Overwinters: Third instar larva.

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