Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Medora Trip - Butterflies

I think these both drill down to Genus Colias:
Order Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
Superfamily Papilionoidea - Butterflies (excluding skippers)
Family Pieridae - Whites, Sulphurs, Yellows
Subfamily Coliadinae - Sulphurs and Yellows
Genus Colias

Then maybe:
Species Colias philodice - Clouded Sulphur
Also called Common Sulphur or Yellow Sulphur
Species Colias eurytheme - Orange Sulphur
Also called Alfalfa Sulphur

I picked the most common species.

Most Common Butterflies in North America

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