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Colias eurytheme

Common Name: Orange Sulpher
Colias eurytheme
Colias eurytheme

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colias
Species: Colias eurytheme

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The orange sulpher has a 2" wingspand and is a yellow-orange color. The wings have a black border. on the hind wing, there is a silver spot with red surrounding it.

Habitat & Range

Orange sulphers are found in fields and open areas throughout North America.


The lavae feed off of plants in Fabaceae, the pea family, especially alfalfa.

Life Cycle

These butterflies live short lifespans as adults, averaging 14 days for females and 25 for males.

Featured image by Tommy C.


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