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Butterfly (Sulfur)

Phoebis sennae
Butterfly (Sulfur)

Range

They are found in Alaska, central and southeastern Canada, south through much of the U.S. and into Northern Mexico.

Habitat

They live in pastures, fields and meadows.

Body Traits

They are light yellow with wide black wing edges. Females have yellow spots in the black border. Underneath, they are greenish-yellow. They have a wingspan of up to 2.5".

Habits

Males fly around quickly looking for females.

Diet

The caterpillar feeds on clover.

Reproduction

The females lay one egg on a clover leaf. When the caterpillar hatches, it will start eating leaves.

Butterfly (Sulfur)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order:  Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Phoebis
Species: P. sennae

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