Males have clean borders, while females have yellow dots within this region. West Virginia is home to both the Clouded and Orange Sulphur, along with a nice diversity of other yellow winged butterflies. The wings are predominantly a bright yellow in color. The sulphur butterfly, often known as the cloudless sulphur butterfly, is a large yellow butterfly found throughout most of the mainland United States. The specific epithet, sennae is for the genus Sennato which many of the cloudless sulphur's larval host plants belong. Though theyâre a more southern species, they usually spread north to cover most of the eastern U.S. in the summer months. Theyare mostly seen on sunny days usually flying within a meter above the ground. Viceroy. Butterflies donât have lungs. The males display a thin solid black border along the edge of the wings. The Clouded Sulphur is a very common butterfly in Wisconsin. A pretty yellow butterfly that flits around from flower to flower. Cloudless sulphur butterflies have relatively long tongues and are able to reach the nectar in tubular flowers that other butterflies cannot. Falcate Orangetip. Similar to the Orange Sulphur. Males are typically a richer, buttery yellow. Show explanatory information. Cloudless Sulphurs are prolific in the southern U.S. and Mexico where they can produce 3 or 4 broods a year. Dainty Sulphur. Photo by Fred Goodwin - 9/12/2002Massachusetts Audubon SocietyIpswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Photo © Lesley Mattuchio - 8/1/2003Massachusetts Audubon SocietyIpswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Photo by Howard Hoople - 9/18/2013Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA, Photo by Frank Model - 2004Amherst, MAMale, Photo by Frank Model - 10/4/2005Sudbury Community Garden, Sudbury Mating, Photo by Frank Model - 5/31/2005HadleyWhite Form Female, Photo by Barbara Spencer - 9/25/2006EasthamptonMating, View This Species Side-by-Side With Another Species, Usually seen earlier in spring than Orange Sulphur. It can be found in early spring until late fall. Males are often solid bright yellow, whereas females are yellow with black wing margins. Even so, hybrids reportedly occur. This species closely resembles the Clouded Sulphur â¦ All except the Orange Sulphur has a limited regional distribution. Female Clouded Sulphurs have colors that range from bright yellow to greenish-white. A dot on the county map indicates that there is at least one documented record of the species within that county. Females sometimes exhibit a white form known as alba. Pontia protodice. Butterflies cannot take flight if their bodies have a temperature that is less than 86°C. These living jewels have tiny, overlapping scales that cover their wings like shingles. Overwintering. The Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) is a member of the Pieridae family, which includes the even more common Cabbage White. Clouded sulphurs take after the color, not the smell of sulfur. The Pieridae are a large family of butterflies.It has about 76 genera and 1,100 species. Butterflies and moths are part of the class of insects in the order Lepidoptera. The larvae are green, sometimes with pale yellow sides, with raised points and a faint green mid-dorsal line. The Clouded Sulphur butterfly ( Colias philodice) is a common, widely distributed species in the United States. Itâs so delicate that it barely seems like itâs real. Statewide - resident. How this must stand out among fields of green. Your email address will not be published. BugGuide: Clouded Sulphur About Butterflies and Moths in Missouri Butterflies, skippers, and moths belong to an insect order called the Lepidoptera â the "scale-winged" insects. It can be found from early spring until late fall, and is one of the latest flying butterflies that does not hibernate overwinter as an adult. Butterflies are flying â¦ Thecreature is abundantly spread across its habitat and has been marked by â¦ Pieris rapae. The Clouded Sulphur Butterfly is typically 1.3 inches to 2.0 inches (35mm to 51mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers:. Abundance. Let's take a look at some of the neat facts about it: Clouded sulphurs get their name from the chemical compound. Anthocharis midea. Colias eurytheme, the orange sulphur, also known as the alfalfa butterfly and in its larval stage as the alfalfa caterpillar, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae, where it belongs to the lowland group of " clouded yellows and sulphurs" subfamily Coliadinae. HMM, The difference I note between the two species is the degree or coloring along the outer margins of the wings, the Clouded Sulphur usually is depicted with a dark (grey to black) margin that may extend inward toward the center up to .3" and is â¦ In the female Clouded Sulphur Butterfly, this border is composed of small black dots. Distribution and Abundance. More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico. The upperside of the maleâs wings is yellow to green-yellow with a black border. (Scott, 1986) The pupa is green with yellowish white and black mottling and a yellow band. With so many butterfly species teaming within the ecosystem, itâs no wonder why there are so many interesting facts revolving around them; letâs take a look. Nathalis iole. It is found throughout North America from â¦ They prefer red flowers and frequently get nectar from red morning-glory ( Ipomoea coccinea ), scarlet creeper ( Ipomoea hederifolia ), cypressvine (Ipomoea quamoclit ), and scarlet sage ( Salvia coccinea ).