Is yellow butterfly a sulphur?

bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)October 15, 2013

This has been hovering around the Turk's cap this week. Bright yellow in direct sunlight. It it some kind of Sulphur? Didn't seem to like having its picture taken. TIA

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runmede(7a Virginia)

Cloudless Sulphur

Here is a link that might be useful: Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 10:19PM
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surya55_gw

Looks somewhat like a clouded to me....

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 10:38PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

It's a female cloudless sulphur - 'pretty picture!

Sherry

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 10:38PM
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surya55_gw

Goodness I thought I was learning - now I don't think I'll ever be able to tell the difference in the dozens of shots I took...it's complicated...

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 11:50PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Thanks for the identification and link!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 5:54AM
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Leafhead

Plant Cassia, its favorite host plant

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 2:13PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Plant Cassia, its favorite host plant

Glad to see our Lindheimer's Senna (Cassia lindheimeri) will do according to the following link..... assuming it will survive in our north Texas blackland prairie ecoregion.

Here is a link that might be useful: Native Host Plants For Central Texas Butterflies

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 7:26PM
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Leafhead

From what I understand, Pigeon Pea Cassia hosts just as well, and survives cold temps as a reseeding annual.
Good luck c your Lindheimer's Cassia and keep us posted.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 2:51PM
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