Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1145810

Clouded Sulphur
Colias philodice

Observation date: September 12, 2017
Submitted by: teachsci
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Saw this butterfly flitting from one dandelion blossom to another; would pause to briefly rest or feed on the flower; sunny, calm winds; low 70's
Status: Resident
Verified by: kking216
Verified date: October 24, 2017
Coordinator notes: Dogfaces have sharply pointed wingtips. This could be an Orange Sulphur, which is another abundant sulphur in Nebraska, however typically you can see the orange when the light shines through. Additionally the location has me leaning towards Clouded as Oranges are more abundant in Central Nebraska.
Checklist region(s): Sarpy County, United States, Nebraska