Clouded Sulphur

Colias philodice

Genus Colias
Subfamily Sulpurs
Family Whites and Sulpurs
All Massachusetts Species
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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Common to abundant; maximum 500
Flight Period April 12 - December 5 (mainly late April to mid-October)
Notes Usually seen earlier in spring than Orange Sulphur
Overwintering 3rd sometimes 4th instar - Larva
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Clouded Sulphur

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 9/12/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Clouded Sulphur

Photo © Lesley Mattuchio - 8/1/2003
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Clouded Sulphur

Photo by Frank Model - 8/13/2005
Bristol, Rhode Island
Female

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Clouded Sulphur

Photo by Frank Model - 2004
Amherst, MA
Male

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Clouded Sulphur

Photo by Frank Model - 10/4/2005
Sudbury Community Garden, Sudbury
Mating

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Clouded Sulphur

Photo by Frank Model - 5/31/2005
Hadley
White Form Female

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Clouded Sulphur

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 9/25/2006
Easthampton
Mating

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