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Species Colias meadii - Mead's Sulphur - Hodges#4213

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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 meadii (Mead's Sulphur - Hodges#4213)
Hodges Number
4213
Identification
Underside greenish-yellow, white spot on hindwing circled in red.
Range
Rocky Mountains, Alberta south to Colorado.
Food
Larvae host on plants in the pea family (Fabaceae) including Clover (Trifolium) and Astralagus.
Adults take nectar from flowers.