~60 spp. in 16 genera in our area, ~1,100 spp. in ~80 genera total
Adults, medium to small wings white, yellow, or orange, with some black or red; many have hidden ultraviolet patterns used in courtship.
larval hosts are mostly Brassicaceae; for most Sulphurs, Fabaceae
There may be more than one generation per year. Females lay columnar eggs on leaves, buds or stems. Usually overwinter as larvae or pupae.