Large orange sulphur

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are bright yellow in males and pale yellow in females, with dark brown marginal spots on the upperside (larger and more conspicuous in females) and dark brown speckles on the underside. The underside of the hindwings has two central white spots sharing one dark brown outline (larger and more conspicuous in females). Females have a dark brown discal spot and dark brown apex on the forewings. There is also a broken dark brown band in females running from the apex to the cell above the dorsum. 

Variation: There is variation in the amount of speckling on the underside of the wings, with some specimens having little to no speckles and others being densely speckled.



Larval food plantAcacia rigidulaLysiloma microphyllaLysiloma watsoniiPithocellobium dulce (as reported by Warren et al., 2013 for south-west U.S.A., south Texas to Peru, Galapagos Is. & Hawaii)

Adult food: Flower nectar of Ageratum, Ixora and Lantana

Reported from: Georgetown (Region 4)