Bug Love – Sulphur Butterflies
Location: New Canaan, CT
October 10, 2011 8:51 pm
Saw a large group of these Alfalfa Sulphur Butterflies on Zinias at the New Canaan CT Nature Center. There was a lot of mating going on. The male has solid brown rims around the edges of his wings and the female has spots in her brown wing edges. Aren’t they beautiful?! These and Cabbage Whites are the only butterflies I have seen for the last 2 weeks. I think the weather has shooed all the others away.
Signature: Hellywell

Alfalfa Sulfurs

Dear Hellywell,
Your photos of frolicking and courting Alfalfa Sulfurs or Orange Sulfurs,
Colias eurytheme, are positively charming.  Our editorial staff has fond memories of the Sulfurs flitting around the clover in the fields in Ohio, a sight that is sadly nonexistent in Los Angeles. 

Alfalfa Sulfurs

Mom in Ohio claims that zinnias are the best garden flowers for attracting butterflies.

Alfalfa Sulfurs

 

 

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