Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly Hyalophora cecropia

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Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis sennae
The female (bottom butterfly) Cloudless Sulphur's underwings show larger spots than the male's underwings.
These are drinking nectar from Candy Corn.
Cloudless Sulphur drinking nectar from Red Pogoda
Clerodendrum speciosissimum
A Cloudless Sulphur tries to drink nectar from
a flower which has falled off the plant.
Cloudless Sulphurs roost on or under leaves which
are as close as possible to their wing color.
Caught in mid-flight.
A Cloudless Sulphur drinks nectar
from Mexican or Summer Petunia.
Mexican Petunia is also a host plant for Buckeye butterflies. Note the Buckeye caterpillar on the flower stem to the right.
Two Cloudless Sulphurs visit a hibiscus for lunch.
Many insects are attracted to cassia (senna) plants for a sweet liquid it emits from special nodes.
Cassia (senna) plants are the host plants for
Cloudless Sulphur, Sleepy Orange, and Orange-barred Sulphur butterflies.
Christmas Cassia is one of the host or larva
l food plants for Cloudless Sulphur butterflies.
An egg resembles an almost microscopic grain of rice.
Cloudless Sulphur caterpillars are green while they are
eating green leaves of cassia or senna plants.
Click to enlarge and note the tiny caterpillar two leaves
to the left of the larger caterpillar.
When cassia or senna plants bloom and the larvae eat
the flowers, the caterpillars turn yellow.
This chrysalis (pupa) of a Cloudless Sulphur is
shaped and colored like a green living cassia leaf.
This chrysalis (pupa) of a Cloudless Sulphur is shaped
and yellow-orange like a dead or dying cassia leaf.