Orange-barred Sulphur female

  • Family name: Pieridae/Whites and Sulphurs
  • General description: male bright yellow; forewing with wide orange bar in center; hindwing with orange along lower margin. Female whitish (wet season) to yellow with reddish-orange band along lower margin (dry season); forewing with narrow black border, small black cell spot, and broken black diagonal line from apex. Ventral wing surfaces yellow to orange-yellow with small brownish spots, more extensive in dry season individuals
  • Field Marks: General: large Male: yellow; forewing with broad orange bar Female: white to yellow; forewing with narrow black margin, small black sell spot, and broken black diagonal line from apex
  • Sexes: appear different
  • Wingspan: 65-80 mmOrange-barred Sulphur male
  • Life Cycle: Egg: whitish, spindle-shaped, laid singly on host leaves Mature larva: green to yellow with black lateral stripes and numerous small black points Chrysalis: green to pink
  • Number of Generations: multiple
  • Flight Season: All year
  • Abundance: Common
  • Habitat: parks, gardens,
  • Counties: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, De Soto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia
  • Larval Host Plants: Christmas cassia (Cassia bicapsularis), Candle plant (Cassia alata), Bahama cassia (Cassis chapmanii)
  • Similar Species: Cloudless Sulphur
  • Additional Information: Temporarily colonizes portions of north Florida each year.

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