Butterflies and Moths of North America

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White Angled-Sulphur
Anteos clorinde (Godart, [1824])

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Identification: Large. Apex of forewing hooked. Wings pale green, fading with age. Yellow bar in forewing cell; more diffuse in female.
Wing Span: 2 3/4 - 3 1/2 inches (7 - 9 cm).
Life History: Strong flyers; usually fly high and rapidly over the canopy or along rivers. Eggs are laid singly on edges of host plant leaves. No distinct broods.
Flight: Many flights from August-December in south Texas, all year in the tropics.
Caterpillar Hosts: Senna (Cassia spectabilis) in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from red or purple flowers including Lantana, Bougainvilla, and Hibiscus.
Habitat: Subtropical, open, sunny areas; migrants found almost anywhere.
Range: Resident from Argentina to Mexico; regular migrant to South Texas; occasional in Great Plains to Nebraska and northeast Colorado.
Conservation: Not 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.
Comments: NULL