Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Bit of Yellow...

is a cheerful thing on a sunny morning...or any time!
This beautiful butterfly is known as the clouded sulphur and is one of our more common butterflies. You may see them in many of the same places you see their white sulphur cousins, commonly called cabbage whites.
When their wings are open, they have grayish black borders down the side of their wings....

Clouded sulphurs are smaller than the Monarch butterflies most people know. Their wing span may reach 2" but mostly they are petite and compact. You can find them just about anywhere there is a good mix of flowers, including your own yard but they are especially plentiful right now in open field areas.

You can read more here about the life history, habits and habitat needs of the clouded sulphur

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