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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October 28, 2014 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States October 28, 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 23, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States April 05, 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
August 18, 1983 legacy.reporter (Ken Hansen) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 01, 1988 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 15, 1989 legacy.reporter (V. Rice) Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 10, 1990 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Mohave County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 06, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindberg) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 06, 2006 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
December 28, 2005 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 29, 2005 legacy.reporter (Robert Garriock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 03, 2012 gaudettelaura@hotmail.com Monroe County, Florida, United States November 15, 2012 Details
September 09, 2012 Russell Weir Texas, San Patricio County, United States September 10, 2012 Details
July 30, 2012 Arlene Ripley Cochise County, Arizona, United States August 10, 2012 Details
July 20, 1975 legacy.reporter (Paul Tuskes) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 08, 1979 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pinal County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 01, 1979 legacy.reporter (George Balogh) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
October 26, 2011 Greg Dean Riverside County, California, United States November 05, 2011 Details
June 23, 2011 mrhawk Texas, United States, Zapata County August 15, 2011 Details
January 18, 2010 dmtaggart Quintana Roo, Mexico August 10, 2011 Details
April 30, 2011 Russell Weir Texas, San Patricio County, United States May 06, 2011 Details
October 02, 2005 legacy.reporter (HEL, Cook) Dare County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
October 16, 2010 Mike Bloodsworth Texas, Smith County, United States April 13, 2011 Details
March 07, 2005 anthony.thomas Florida, United States January 25, 2011 Details
November 09, 2005 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States January 14, 2011 Details
August 07, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 01, 1968 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Maricopa County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 01, 1968 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 22, 2007 rseidler (Rosemary Seidler) Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
November 14, 2006 rseidler (Rosemary Seidler) Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 22, 2007 legacy.reporter (Rosemary Seidler) Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
November 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Rosemary Seidler) Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 19, 2009 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States August 04, 2010 Details
December 30, 2009 legacy.reporter (Ken Kertell) Pima County, Arizona, United States August 03, 2010 Details
June 21, 2009 aahewetson (Anthony Hewetson) Texas, Kent County, United States January 06, 2010 Details
October 11, 2009 legacy.reporter (Dennis Walker) Riverside County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
October 19, 2009 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 06, 2010 Details
September 24, 2009 SusanLouise (Susan Louise Whitney) Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States December 08, 2009 Details