Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme Boisduval, 1852  Synonyms: Orange Sulfur.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Pieridae   >   Genus Colias   

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The Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme), like its close relative, the Clouded Sulphur, has a huge range encompassing much of North America. This butterfly can be a very common sight in open habitats, including agricultural areas and roadsides. It is particularly attracted to legumes, including alfalfa (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith; Brock & Kaufman 2003).

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Orange Sulphur uses a variety of legumes, including clovers (Trifolium), alfalfa (Medicago sativa), and the introduced crownvetch (Securigera varia) as larval food plants.

There are 858 records in the project database.

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An Orange Sulphur in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/29/2014). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Orange Sulphur on Eastern Poison Ivy in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/25/2013). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/11/2016). Photo by Andy Wilson. (MBP list)

A nectaring Orange Sulphur found in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/5/2005). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/17/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/10/2013). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur in Kent Co., Maryland (7/12/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/16/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/19/2013). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/25/2019). Photo by Adam Nickey. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/16/2012). Photo by Don Haskins. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur (white form) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/23/2015). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

Orange Sulphurs in Carroll Co., Maryland (5/11/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur in Howard Co., Maryland (7/16/2017). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

An Orange Sulphur egg deposited on White Clover in Harford Co., Maryland (6/1/2019). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Orange Sulphur eggs on White Clover in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/25/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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