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In most areas of the United States, a mid-sized orange butterfly is likely to be this species.


Almost all open habitats, including suburban areas.

Flight Period

Throughout warm weather.

Caterpillar Foodplants

Legumes (Fabaceae), including Alfalfa (Medicago sativa).

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Colias eurytheme