White Angled-Sulphur Butterfly
Common Name: White Angled-Sulphur
Scientific Name: Anteos Clowned
Wingspan: 70–90 mm
Location: South America, Central America, & Southern North America
From the Pieridae family. They are strong fliers and noted for their migrations. They are the only white butterfly of this size, though could be mistaken for the rare white form of Anteos maerula Yellow-angled Sulphur. Males can be distinguished by the yellow patch on the forewing though this needs close views to be visible. It rarely settles with its wings open so pictures showing this are usually taken in flight on a speed of 1/1600 sec. On females this patch is blurred or absent.
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