Wingspan is 1
- 1 3/8 inches.
Dry disturbed areas, scrubs and fields. Mainly
from the deep south and mid-western US.
Very rare stray to the region.
Adults fly in late summer or fall in the region.
Larval Host Plants:
Members of the pea family Fabaceae including Pencil Flower
Stylosanthes biflora, joint vetches Aeschynomene spp.
Not known to colonize in the region.
Might be overlooked as a Little Yellow, in flight Barred Yellow has as
much weaker flight.
The top photo was taken in Polk Co., FL on November 11,
2001. The second and bottom photos were taken along US1 in the Florida
Keys on January 24, 2002.
Species List > Sulphurs