Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae (Linnaeus, 1758)Synonyms: Cloudless Sulfur.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Pieridae   >   Genus Phoebis   

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Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) is a distinctively large, strong-flying powerful sulphur, prone to appearing north of its normal range. This butterfly has been recorded from almost every county in Maryland. Cloudless Sulphur primarily is found in Maryland from late summer into autumn, from July to October (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith; Brock & Kaufman 2003; Allen 1997).

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Its host plants (Chamaecrista sp. and Senna sp.) occur widely across the state. It may not be able to survive the winters in most of the state.

There are 184 records in the project database.

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A Cloudless Sulphur in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/4/2016). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Excellent detail on a well-marked Cloudless Sulphur in Maryland (10/8/2010). Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

Cloudless Sulphurs in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/8/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Cloudless Sulphur nectaring on Butterfly Weed in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/30/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Cloudless Sulphur in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/12/2013). Verified by David J. Ferguson/BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Cloudless Sulphur in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/24/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Cloudless Sulphur in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/1/2006). Photo by Gary Van Velsir. (MBP list)

A Cloudless Sulphur in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/9/2017). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Cloudless Sulphur in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/21/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Cloudless Sulphur in on a Cardinal Flower Worcester Co., Maryland (8/24/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/4/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar pupating in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/4/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A chrysalis of a Cloudless Sulphur in Howard Co., Maryland (9/22/2016). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)


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