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Clouded Sulphur
Colias philodice
Family Name: Whites and Sulphurs
 Pieridae
Primary Form: Male
Size:medium
Main Color:
yellow
Other Color(s):
black
Pattern:
eyespot
edged

Tom Peterson, Fermilab
Secondary Form:White Female
Size:medium
Main Color:
white
Other Color(s):
pink
Pattern:
spotted
edged

Tom Peterson, Fermilab
Habitat:
prairie/meadow
pond edge/wetlands
Remnant Status:
Fermilab Prevalence:
landscape
abundant
Months to Observe:
AprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOct
 
Comments/
Observations:
The Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) and Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) are often difficult to distinguish. But the Orange Sulphur generally has some orange in the wing color, while Clouded is purely yellow.


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