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Orange Sulphur - Colias eurytheme
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Orange Sulphur - Shenandoah NP, WV - 1997-07-26
Photo © Peter Payzant
Status in Nova Scotia
Common.

Flight Period
Mid-July to early November. Possibly two broods.

Habitat
Roadsides; clover fields.

Larval Foodplants
Legumes such as clovers and Alfalfa

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
Superficially similar to the Pink-edged Sulphur and the Clouded Sulphur, but the intense orange colour in most individuals is diagnostic. Females of the greenish-white form are difficult to separate from Pink-edged Sulphur females of the same colour.

Notes
Also known as the "Alfalfa Butterfly".

Orange Sulphur - Terence Bay River, 2012-08-30
Orange Sulphur - Female underside - Terence Bay River - 2012-08-30
2012-08-30
Photo © Phil Schappert
Orange Sulphur - Moody Lake, nr. Williamswood , 2012-09-01
Orange Sulphur - Moody Lake, nr. Williamswood - 2012-09-01
2012-09-01
Photo © Phil Schappert
Orange Sulphur - Barachois pond nr. Prospect, NS, 2012-08-30
Orange Sulphur - female - Barachois pond nr. Prospect, NS - 2012-08-30
2012-08-30
Photo © Phil Schappert
Orange Sulphur - Apple River, NS, 2011-09-05
Orange Sulphur - Apple River, NS - 2011-09-05
2011-09-05
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Orange Sulphur - Apple River, NS, 2013-08-24
Orange Sulphur - Apple River, NS - 2013-08-24
2013-08-24
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer