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Old 09-18-2019, 12:38 PM   #11
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My only blinded sphinx of the year sprouted visitors yesterday.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:48 AM   #12
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I've never seen a chrysalis like that here although the butterfly itself is rather plentiful in this area. Differently beautiful in it's own way and almost leaflike!
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I've never seen a chrysalis like that here although the butterfly itself is rather plentiful in this area.
Cloudless sulphur is a migrant so I doubt they are plentiful in Michigan every year. After I planted hostplants for them, it was seven years before I saw them. I planted the hostplants because cloudless sulphurs had shown up in my yard two years in a row. Then it took them seven years to show up again.

Clouded sulphurs are the common yellow butterfly in MI. Cloudless are a tad bigger.

I have occasionally raised clouded sulphurs. I watch mama laying eggs on white clover, zero in on the plant she is on, and then find the egg after she leaves. You don't get to raise many using this method but good luck finding any eggs by looking at all the clover in a field. Anyway, it turns out I've failed to take pics of a clouded sulphur chrysalis when I had the chance. You can see what one looks like on this webpage:

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:23 AM   #14
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Ahhh Thanks for the clarification. I see the clouded has a larger eye spot it f that's what you call the wing spotting
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