Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur larva green form
This is the green form of the Cloudless Sulphur larva. My garden in Long Beach, March 9, 2013.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur
A female in the morning on a rainy weekend. Usually these hardly stay still, so it was nice to have one posing for me. Long Beach, December 1, 2012.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur
A male Cloudless Sulphur in my garden in Long Beach. December 3, 2012.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur
A female Cloudless Sulphur ovipositing on a Cassia tree I planted for this purpose in my garden. October 21, 2006.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur
Male Cloudless Sulphur at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Arizona, September 25, 2007.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur
Egg of a Cloudless Sulphur on Cassia tree in my backyard. October 3, 2008.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur larva
First instar larva in my garden. I don't think it lasted long thanks to the ants. September 27, 2008.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur larva
This one is farther along, though still pretty small. I kept a new plant in its pot and put that in a water basin "moat" to keep the ants out, and this one is doing well. November 26, 2008.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur larva
Now that this little tree is more mature, the Cloudless Sulphur caterpillars have had a better chance of outlasting the ants, as this one has. October 22, 2009.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur pupa
I finally found a pupa on the tree. This is a pretty new chrysalis. July 9, 2011.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur pupa
A couple of days later the same Cloudless Sulphur pupa has turned green.
Phoebis sennae marcellina - Cloudless Sulphur pupa
A pre-pupa Cloudless Sulphur silked up and ready to go; then three days later, on a vine in my backyard. October 23 and 26, 2012. Note the very different colors of this chrysalis as opposed to the one above; this one is typical of those I'm seeing this fall, perhaps because of the cool temperatures as compared to the one I found in July.

©Dennis Walker