This is the green form of the Cloudless Sulphur larva. My garden in Long Beach, March 9, 2013.
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.
A male Cloudless Sulphur in my garden in Long Beach. December 3, 2012.
A female Cloudless Sulphur ovipositing on a Cassia tree I planted for this purpose in my garden. October 21, 2006.
Male Cloudless Sulphur at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Arizona, September 25, 2007.
Egg of a Cloudless Sulphur on Cassia tree in my backyard. October 3, 2008.
First instar larva in my garden. I don't think it lasted long thanks to the ants. September 27, 2008.
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.
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.
I finally found a pupa on the tree. This is a pretty new chrysalis. July 9, 2011.
A couple of days later the same Cloudless Sulphur pupa has turned green.
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. Color can vary based on the lightness/darkness of nearby objects.