Attributes of Phoebis agarithe

Large Orange Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe (Boisduval, 1836)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Identification: Upper surface of male bright orange with no markings. Two female forms, pink-white or yellow-orange. Underside forewing of both sexes with straight submarginal line. Two seasonal forms; winter form has heavier underside markings.
Wing Span: 2 1/4 - 3 3/8 inches (5.7 - 8.6 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars eat new leaves.
Flight: All year in south Texas and south Florida, strays north in mid- to late summer.
Caterpillar Hosts: Pithecellobium and Inga species in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of lantana, shepherd\'s needle, bougainvilla, rose periwinkle, turk's cap, and hibiscus.
Habitat: Open, tropical lowlands including gardens, pastures, road edges, trails, parks.
Range: Peru north to southern Texas and peninsular Florida. Rare stray to Colorado, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and New Jersey.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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September 25, 2016 bgilbert19 Texas, San Patricio County, United States September 27, 2016 Details
September 25, 2016 bgilbert19 Texas, San Patricio County, United States September 27, 2016 Details
September 23, 2016 Jeff Trahan Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States September 26, 2016 Details
September 12, 2016 Bill Wright_Texas Bee County, Texas, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 15, 2016 JerryE Brazoria County, Texas, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 08, 2016 sherylsr Blanco County, Texas, United States September 12, 2016 Details
September 11, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States September 12, 2016 Details
September 11, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States September 12, 2016 Details
August 29, 2016 Bdog Orange County, California, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 29, 2016 Bdog Orange County, California, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 09, 2016 diwalks2 Orange County, California, United States August 12, 2016 Details
August 09, 2016 diwalks2 Orange County, California, United States August 12, 2016 Details
August 12, 2016 diwalks2 Orange County, California, United States August 12, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 pumblebumble Bexar County, Texas, United States July 29, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 pumblebumble Bexar County, Texas, United States July 29, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 pumblebumble Bexar County, Texas, United States July 29, 2016 Details
June 26, 2016 totonka Broward County, Florida, United States July 19, 2016 Details
April 18, 2016 Robert Epstein Monroe County, Florida, United States July 15, 2016 Details
July 03, 2016 Robalero Hidalgo County, Texas, United States July 05, 2016 Details
June 12, 2016 silversea_starsong Orange County, California, United States June 13, 2016 Details
March 01, 2016 ncrosbyrd Monroe County, Florida, United States April 08, 2016 Details
November 08, 2014 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States April 05, 2016 Details
November 29, 2015 JennySita78Iyer Riverside County, California, United States December 03, 2015 Details
October 07, 2015 diwalks2 Orange County, California, United States October 08, 2015 Details
September 22, 2015 diwalks2 Orange County, California, United States September 23, 2015 Details
September 18, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County September 20, 2015 Details
September 18, 2015 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County September 20, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 ajijic1936 Jalisco, Mexico September 17, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 diwalks2 Orange County, California, United States September 17, 2015 Details
September 04, 2015 pumblebumble Bexar County, Texas, United States September 09, 2015 Details
September 25, 2010 Robert Epstein Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States August 29, 2015 Details
November 21, 2013 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States June 04, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States May 29, 2015 Details
April 04, 2015 digginflowers Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States April 22, 2015 Details
October 10, 2014 KristyBaker Texas, Starr County, United States April 21, 2015 Details
April 06, 2015 Robalero Hidalgo County, Texas, United States April 09, 2015 Details
October 10, 2014 KristyBaker Texas, Starr County, United States December 27, 2014 Details
November 09, 2013 lbell007 Texas, United States January 16, 2014 Details
November 05, 2013 rougir@aol.com Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 18, 2013 Details
July 04, 2013 jeanie.in.south.texas Hidalgo County, Texas, United States November 12, 2013 Details
July 24, 2013 bentert Collier County, Florida, United States September 10, 2013 Details
July 24, 2013 bentert Collier County, Florida, United States September 10, 2013 Details
July 25, 2013 bentert Collier County, Florida, United States September 10, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 JKHatfield Texas, Midland County, United States September 04, 2013 Details
July 15, 2013 Olivier SWIFT Veracruz-Llave, Mexico August 27, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States August 18, 2013 Details
July 24, 2013 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States July 24, 2013 Details
July 19, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States March 14, 2013 Details
November 24, 2012 Maxintaft Texas, San Patricio County, United States December 27, 2012 Details
June 27, 1992 legacy.reporter (Bruce Boyd) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details