Status in Nova Scotia
Mid-July to early November. Possibly two broods.
Roadsides; clover fields.
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 Clouded Sulphur
females of the same colour.
Also known as the "Alfalfa Butterfly".