Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless sulphur (Phoebis sennae ebule0)

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I just happened to be in the yard at the right time to see this cloudless sulphur land on a hosta flower. They are one of the few butterflies that visit tube flowers. They also visit moist places, which can be dramatic if their numbers are high. Several other butterfly species visit damp places too, having what’s called a “puddle party.”

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The butterfly changed position and left only seconds later. They are not able to survive our winters and migrate south in late summer and fall.

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