Pieridae: Sulphurs and Whites

Subfamily Coliadinae — Sulphurs

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Colias eurytheme page Colias eurytheme - Orange Sulphur
Many Fabaceae family plants inc. species of Astragalus, Acmispon and Lupinus.
Link to Colias harfordii page Colias harfordii - Harford's Sulphur
Astragalus, Acmispon species inc. Deerweed (Fabaceae family)
Link to Zerene cesonia cesonia page Zerene cesonia cesonia - Southern Dogface
False prarie clover, Marina parryi; also Dalea species
Link to Zerene eurydice page Zerene eurydice - California Dogface
False Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa, A. californica)
Link to Phoebis sennae marcellina page Phoebis sennae marcellina - 'Southwestern' Cloudless Sulphur
Senna (Cassia spp.) inc. Senna armata
Link to Phoebis agarithe fisheri Phoebis agarithe fisheri - Large Orange Sulphur
Senna?, Pithecellobium?
Link to Abaeis mexicana mexicana page Abaeis mexicana mexicana - Mexican Yellow
Acacia angustissima and Diphysia
Link to Abaeis nicippe page Abaeis nicippe - Sleepy Orange
Senna armata, Senna covesii
Link to Nathalis iole page Nathalis iole - Dainty Sulphur
Several inc. Beggar-ticks, Marigolds, Spanish Needles
Kriconia lyside - Very rare stray.
Phoebis philea - Rare stray, but a Senna-feeder that may establish populations here eventually.

Subfamily Pierinae — Whites

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Anthocharis cethura cethura page Anthocharis cethura cethura - Desert Orangetip
Mustards (Brassicaceae) including Lacepod (Thysanocarpus curvipes) and Tansy Mustard (Descurainia pinnata)
no photos yet Anthocharis cethura catalina - 'Catalina' Desert Orangetip
Mustards (Brassicaceae)
no photos yet Anthocharis cethura morrisoni - 'Morrison's' Desert Orangetip
Mustards (Brassicaceae)
no photos yet Anthocharis cethura hadromarmorata - Marbled Desert Orangetip
Mustards (Brassicaceae)
no photos yet Anthocharis cethura mojavensis - Mojave Desert Orangetip
Mustards (Brassicaceae)
link to page with photographs of the Pima Desert Orangetip - Anthocharis cethura pima Anthocharis cethura pima - Pima Orangetip
Mustards (Brassicaceae)
Link to Anthocharis sara sara Anthocharis sara sara - Sara Orangetip
Several mustards (Brassicaceae) including Lacepod (Thysanocarpus curvipes), Nevada Rockcress (Boechera perennans)
no photos yet Anthocharis sara gunderi - Gunder's Orangetip
Boechera species (Brassicaceae); Catalina
link to photos of Anthocharis thoosa near thoosa from the eastern Mojave desert mountains Anthocharis thoosa nr thoosa - Thoosa Orange-tip
Tansy Mustard (Descurainia pinnata, other mustards inc. G. lasiophylla and S. longirostris; E. San Bern. Co.
no photos yet Anthocharis lanceolata lanceolata - Gray Marble
Boechera (Brassicaceae)
Link to Anthocharis lanceolata australis page Anthocharis lanceolata australis - Grinnell's Gray Marble
Mustards, esp. Sicklepod Rockcress (Boechera sparsiflora)
Link to Anthocharis lanceolata desertolimbus page Anthocharis lanceolata desertolimbus - 'Desert Edge' Gray Marble
Nevada Rockcress (Boechera perennans) (Brassicaceae)
Euchloe ausonides ausonides - Large Marble
Mustards (Brassicaceae); SLO, Tulare Cos.
Link to Euchloe hyantis hyantis page Euchloe hyantis - Pearly Marble
Mustards (Brassicaceae) inc. Descurainia spp.
Link to Euchloe hyantis lotta page Euchloe (hyantis) lotta -'Desert' Pearly Marble
Mustards inc. Tansy Mustard (Descurainia) (Brassicaceae)
no photos yet Euchloe andrewsi - Andrew's Marble
Streptanthus bernardinus and campestris, (Brassicaceae) (Photos on species page)
no photos yet Neophasia menapia menapia - Pine White
no photos yet Neophasia menapia tehachapina - Tehachapi Pine White
Pieris marginalis venosa - Large Veined White
Mustards (Brassicaceae)
Link to Pieris rapae page Pieris rapae - Cabbage White
Mustards inc. garden varieties (Brassicaceae)
Link to Pontia beckerii page Pontia beckerii - Becker's White
Bladderpod (Isomeris arborea) in the Cleomaceae; Prince's plume (Stanleya pinnata) and other wild mustards
Link to Pontia protodice page Pontia protodice - Checkered White
Mustards inc. London Rocket
Link to Pontia sisymbrii page Pontia sisymbrii sisymbrii - Spring White
Mustards (Brassicaceae)
link to photos of Pontia sisymbrii nigravenosa Pontia sisymbrii nigravenosa - Dark Veined White
Mustards (Brassicaceae)
Euchloe (hyantis) andrewsi and Neophasia menapia tehachapina appear to be in danger of extinction.


©Dennis Walker