Category Archives: Cloudless Sulphur

Butterflies and Dragonflies In The Summer

We’re in the dog days of summer where temperatures are in the upper 90′s and the heat index is around 104-108 degrees.  It’s also the time that whenever I take my lens outside I can expect a bit of a wait before I can start shooting due to the condensation on the lens. Presently we […]

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Orange Barred Sulphur, Large Orange Sulphur Or Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly?

UPDATE:  Nancy Greig, Ph.D., Curator of Entomology at the Cockrell Butterfly Center confirmed that the Butterfly is indeed an Orange Barred Sulphur! Let me start this post by saying I can’t figure out what type of Sulphur Butterfly this is.  I’ve sent out some emails for clarification, but if anyone can help me I would […]

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Butterflies, Snakes, Birds, and Other Misc Items

I know I’ve been posting lots of bird pictures, but the Butterfly pictures are coming as well.  We have lots of little Monarch Caterpillars right now from the single female that we saw a couple of weeks ago.  We also have lots of little Caterpillars from the Eastern Black Swallowtail.  I simply ran out of […]

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Cloudless Sulphur, Fritillaries, And Monarchs

We still had quite a few Butterflies today, but a few less Monarchs than yesterday. The Butterflies that were really abundant today were the Gulf Fritillaries. The Mexican Milkweed appeared to be a popular gathering place for both the Monarchs and the Fritillaries.  Sometimes the Fritillaries and Monarchs would share the Milkweed, other times they […]

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Cloudless Sulphur Chrysalis And Butterfly

This is a first for us.  We’ve had this Cloudless Sulphur Chrsyalis for a few weeks now.  On Thursday (Thanksgiving) I noticed that the Chrsyalis had turned a bright yellow, and you could see the stripes of the soon to emerge Butterfly. What I didn’t expect is that the Butterfly would emerge in the late […]

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Butterfly Brawl

After the dreary, rainy day we had yesterday, it was a welcome sight to have nothing but sunshine and blue skies today.  The beautiful weather also brought out all the Butterflies. It also brought out the “territorialness” in all the male Butterflies.  Probably the most aggressive was this male Monarch pictured below.  He would rest […]

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Please Tell Me When I’m An Idiot

WE INTERRUPT THIS BROADCAST FOR AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT I really feel dumb.  Every post I did on the Sulphur Butterflies we have in our backyard I have called them “Clouded” Sulphurs, not “Cloudless” Sulphurs. In the future, if anyone notices I post something that isn’t true or I’m being a knucklehead, please correct me.  I […]

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Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly Caterpillar And Chrysalis

Okay, I’m a knucklehead.  I’ve been saying Clouded Sulphur when I should have been saying Cloudless Sulphur.  No wonder I couldn’t find anything when I searched Google.  I’ll fix all my posts.  Sorry if I mislead anyone. A few days ago I wrote a post about this yellow Caterpillar that I had seen on our […]

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Sulphur Caterpillar, I Think

While I was out hunting for Butterfly Caterpillars I came across this thing.  It was on our Cassia tree.  This is the plant that the Sulphur Butterflies host on. Normally we just have Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies laying eggs on this plant, and rarely do the Caterpillars make it to the Chrysalis stage because this plant […]

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Butterflies After The Rain

It’s been raining here since yesterday afternoon.  Finally at about 3 the sun came out and the rain disappeared.  That also brought out lots of Butterflies.  They’ve probably been sheltering under leaves for quite a while.  Just in five minutes I was able to count 5 Gulf Fritillary, 4 Monarchs, 1 Pipevine, 1 Polydamas, and […]

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