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Cloudless Sulphur

Scientific Name: 
Phoebis sennae

One of the most commonly observed butterflies see in the garden is the bright yellow Cloudless or Senna Sulphur Butterfly.  They may be seen gathering nectar on many of the flowers in the garden but depend on plants of the genus Cassia or Senna for larval food.  The larvae may be found feeding among the senna flowers where they are a bright yellow in color while those feeding on leaves elsewhere are green.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Garden Location: 
Garden Wide
Phoebis sennae often rests on leaf litter
Phoebis sennae females are larger
Phoebis sennae yellow caterpillar
Phoebis sennae green caterpillar
Phoebis sennae egg on new leaves
Viewing Months: 
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