Nectar: Coral Honeysuckle, Turk's Cap, Plumbago, & Sages
Host Plants: Sennas
Habitat: Wide variety of open weedy tropical and subtropical situations.
Flight Period: The Cloudless Sulfur is multiple brooded, adults flying from February to December.
Courtesy of S. Peregrine Johnson.
Characteristics: Larger than our other sulfur butterflies. Male--yellow, and devoid of other markings on the DW. Female--yellow-white (albinos occasionally occur), with brown margins and other dark markings on the DW. Forewing length: 29-36 mm.
Mamba and Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society
Left to Right: Photos of Chrysalis, Caterpillar, and Caterpillar.
Caterpillars in the Field and Garden by T. J. Allen and J. P. Brock.
Bottom Photos: Courtesy of S. Peregrine Johnson
Cloudless Sulpher on Coral Honeysuckle.
Male Cloudless Sulphur getting water and minerals from the wet ground.
Female Cloudless Sulpher on Plumago Flowers