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Species Colias christina - Christina Sulphur - Hodges#4211.1

Mountain race, Q. Alexandra's Sulphur? - Colias christina - male Colias christina pseudochristina pairs - Colias christina - male - female Christina Sulphur - Colias christina - male Christina Sulphur - Colias christina - male Colias christina krauthi - Colias christina - male Colias christina krauthi - Colias christina - male Colias christina krauthi - Colias christina - male Colias christina krauthi - Colias christina - male
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Pieridae (Whites, Sulphurs, Yellows)
Subfamily Coliadinae (Sulphurs and Yellows)
Genus Colias
Species christina (Christina Sulphur - Hodges#4211.1)
Hodges Number
4211.1
Identification
Very similar to C. alexandra, and sometimes considered a subspecies of it. Front wings pointed looking. Orange above (some females white), males with narrow black borders and females with hint of border on front wing. Below yellow or greenish, with discal spot of hind wing usually edged red/pink. Males often with faint submarginal blackish dots below.
Range
Wyoming, northern Utah, and Manitoba to southeastern Alaska
Habitat
Meadow areas, mostly in mountains.
Food
Sweet Vetch and other Fabaceae.