Orange-barred sulphur

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are bright yellow in males and pale yellow in females, with a pale orange discal band on the upperside just below the costa of the forewings, and pale orange tornal region of the hindwings. The underside of the wings has brown markings in the apical and subapical regions of the forewings and all of the hindwings, as well as whitish discal spots (a cluster of about four on the forewings and a pair on the hindwings). Females have a dark brown discal spot on the upperside of the forewings, as well as a dark brown apex tapering down to dark brown marginal spots. Additionally, there is another set of dark brown spots running parallel with the marginal spots. The hindwings in females have dark brown marginal spots on the upperside. 




Larval food plant:

Adult food: Flower nectar of Ixora

Reported from: CEIBA Biological Centre, Georgetown & Mon Repos (Region 4), Nigg, Number 72, Skeldon & Tain (Region 6), Kartabo (Region 7), Kanuku Mts., Simon and Shock International Logging Inc. concession & Surama Eco-Lodge (Region 9)