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Pink-edged Sulphur? - Colias philodice - female

Pink-edged Sulphur? - Colias philodice - Female
Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
I am wondering if this is a female Pink-edged Sulphur-need positive ID for a painting. Thanks, Janice

I've been looking at this on and off for five years,
and have pretty much convinced myself that it is C. philodice.

Moved from Colias.

Yes, I believe it's a female
Yes, I believe it's a female sulphur, either clouded or orange (Colias philodice or eurytheme)--did you happen to see the upperside of the wings?

Re: Orange Sulphur, from Brock & Kaufman's Field Guide

"Very similar to Clouded Sulphur except for orange on upperside. (Some females of both species are greenish white and almost identical.) In early spring, may have reduced orange above and some black overscaling below. Clouded and Orange Sulphurs sometimes hybrydize, so not all individuals can be identified."

 
Nina's Right
This is a White-form female Sulphur. Either Clouded or Orange, it's hard to determine for sure here.

 
I'm not sure
One day I think it's C. philodice, and I look at it later and change my mind.

It would help to know what the others it was flying with look like. Often one or the other is found without both being present at the same time in the same place. Of course they are often seen together as well.

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