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Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur Caterpillar
Cloudless Sulphur  Caterpillar

This beautiful green caterpillar wasfound eating the leaves on a Cassia on 10/18/2009.
Length was about 1" .

Cloudless Sulphur  Caterpillar

On 10/23 he began to wander in the container looking for a good spot to pupate.
He was now about 1 1/2" long.

By midnight, he was in the J position.

Cloudless Sulphur Pupa

Cloudless Sulphur Pupa

Cloudless Sulphur Pupa

He pupa was completed on 10/24.
Here are a series of pictures on his progression from 10/24 till 11/1.

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

On 11/02/09 he emerged.

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

This one was really small.
This wingspan was only about 2 1/4".
I believe it is a male because of the faint markings on the undersides
of both wings.
Also, females have a row of black spots on the upperside edge of the forewing,
which this one does not.


Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis sennae
Pieridae Family
11 /2009

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