Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae, #4228, is a very common visitor in the teaching garden especially in the fall.  The host plants for this butterfly are in the Legume or Pea Family like the Sennas,  Partridge pea and some other plants in this family.  The male is bright yellow and the female is a greenish white or yellow on the underside.  This butterfly sits with its wings closed so it is not as easy to see the top side unless you catch a quick look as it flies away.   The female has a broken line  leading to the forewing tip.  Both male and female have cell-end spots on the forewing.

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