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Orange Sulphur Butterfly - Colias eurytheme

The Orange Sulphur is common in open areas, often visiting puddles and moist parts of the garden. The Alfalfa Butterfly is often found on plants in the pea family including clover and lupines (Lupinus albifrons, Lupinus bicolor, Lupinus chamissonis, Lupinus grayi, Lupinus stiversii, Lupinus succulentus). The Orange Sulphur flies from March through December and through the Winter as well in warmer climes.

Orange Sulfur, Alfalfa Butterfly

Profile of an Orange Sulphur Butterfly. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.