Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice Godart, 1819  Synonyms: Clouded Sulfur.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Pieridae   >   Genus Colias   

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Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) is a common, very wide-ranging yellow butterfly, found across much of North America. In Maryland, this multiple-brooded species species may be on the wing from early April into November. It prefers open habitats, like fields or pastures, or roadsides, where they may frequently be found nectaring (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith; Brock & Kaufman 2003; Allen 1997).

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Clouded Sulphur uses various clovers (Trifolium) as larval food sources.

There are 403 records in the project database.

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A Clouded Sulphur in Washington Co., Maryland (6/24/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Clouded Sulphur on Canada Thistle in Howard Co., Maryland (7/3/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Clouded Sulphur at Fort Smallwood, Maryland (5/19/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Clouded Sulphur in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/19/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Clouded Sulphur in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/16/2015). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Clouded Sulphur in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/7/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Clouded Sulphur in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/1/2007). Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

Clouded Sulphurs in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/29/2017). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)

A Clouded Sulphur in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/26/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Clouded Sulphur taken prey by an ambush bug in Harford Co., Maryland (6/14/2017). Photo by John Rinker. (MBP list)

A Clouded Sulphur in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/29/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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