Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Statewide; undoubtedly occurs in all 100 counties in NC.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Fairly common to locally common; may be abundant in a few areas, but has greatly declined in NC in the past 10 years. Less numerous (generally uncommon) in the Coastal Plain than elsewhere, though it may be locally common there.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Several broods, probably four or five; mainly from early March to late November, with scattered records in December, January, and February. The species apparently has no true gaps in the flight periods in the three provinces in NC.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) 06/19/05 · Ashe County, NC · female
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) 09/03/05 · Ashe County, NC · female
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) 05/11/04 · Ashe County, NC · female
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) 10/13/05 · Ashe County, NC · male
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) 07/17/05 · Ashe County, NC · mated
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) 04/18/06 · Ashe County, NC · mated