New Butterfly Photographed – Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

I was finally able to confirm one of my photographs as an orange sulphur today, the latest in what I can only call an unbelievable streak of new personal sightings.

It is very difficult to tell the difference between a clouded and orange sulphur.  They both land with their wings closed, hiding all the key identifiers.


For this species, there will be a little hint of orange inside the wings, whereas the clouded sulphur is more yellow.  I saw the orange as it flew, but I wanted to photograph it.  After many failed photo attempts because of its erratic fluttering, I got exactly what I was looking for!  This is now the sixth new butterfly photographed in less than a month.

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