Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1237898

Large Orange Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe

Observation date: October 18, 2019
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Reared From Small Larva Or Possible an egg, have reared a few this year. Mostly females but this male decided to show off its lovely topside while it walked around on my arm so i had to post this one. Sorry yes your thinking that i have posted to many of this species. Well Well Remember I didn't even know they were here until you told me to keep a look out for these and Orange Barred! So I guess its your Fault that this is one of my favorite now! Clear Warm Day Dry Yes this was reared on Pink Pom-poms. And yes they are really red when the flowers Bloom. Getting lots of fresh new Growth on the Pithobedimun Dulce, Pithecellobium dulce Or how ever you spell it. we Planted some trees and Yes the new growth has eggs all over it. The young larva have been disappearing very fast this year, so it's time to rear some of these on what I think is there preferred Host Plant! These Butterflies never show the topside except when flying or emerging from Pupa! So here you go I sure hope you have some in as good of condition as this nice freshly hatched Male! Here's to tempting you to do that drive again some Time! Hope you are well! Oh Yes And Thanks For All The long Hours you Put In Doing All your new Jobs Now that your Retired!
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 19, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Orange County