sulphur butterfly


sulphur butterfly

noun

Definition of SULPHUR BUTTERFLY

:  any of numerous butterflies (especially Colias and related genera of the family Pieridae) having the wings usually yellow or orange with a black border —called also sulphur

First Known Use of SULPHUR BUTTERFLY

1879

sulphur butterfly

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several species of butterflies (family Pieridae) that are found worldwide. Adults have a wingspan of 1.5–2.5 in. (35–60 mm). The colour and pattern of many species vary seasonally and between sexes, but they are generally bright yellow or orange. Some have two colour patterns; for example, Colias eurytheme is usually orange with black wing margins, but some females are white with black margins. Pupae are attached to a twig by a posterior spine and a girdle of silk. The larvae feed on clover and may seriously damage crops.

Variants of SULPHUR BUTTERFLY

sulphur butterfly or sulfur butterfly

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