Anteos marulea, Yellow Angled Sulphur

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Anteos marulea, Yellow Angled Sulphur

Adult male

Description: 38-42 mm. This is a large sulphur. Males are bright yellow above with hooked forewing tips and a small tail on the hind wing. There is a small black spot on the forewing. Females have the same wing shape but are either pale yellow or cream colored. 

 

Habitat and Distribution: This butterfly is occasionally found as a stray in South Florida. There are records from Stock Island, Big Pine Key and Key Largo

 

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Anteos marulea, Yellow Angled Sulphur
Anteos marulea, Yellow Angled Sulphur egg

egg

Anteos marulea, Yellow Angled Sulphur larva

Final instar larva

 

Anteos marulea, Yellow Angled Sulphur pupa

Chrysalis

Anteos marulea, Yellow Angled Sulphur

Adult male

Adult male

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