White Angled Sulpher
About This Animal
SIZE: 2 ¾ inch – 3 ½ inch wingspan
RANGE: Argentina to South Texas
HABITAT: Open sunny areas
ON EXHIBIT: The Butterfly Garden in Ocean Journey
Adults are strong flyers and are often seen high over the canopy. The White-Angled Sulpher's underside wings are very leaf like, while its upperside is notable due to the nice little yellow spots it contains.
Attracting butterflies to your yard can be very rewarding! To attract butterflies, you must provide flowers that have nectar and host plants for them to lay their eggs on. Native plants that contain nectar include phlox, azaleas, thistles, fruit trees, zinnias, ironweed, goldenrod, coneflower, buttonbush, asters, blazing star, red clover, monarda and jewelweed. At the nursery you can buy: petunias, verbena, lilac, phlox, cosmos, lantana, butterfly bush (buddlea), morning glories and gaillardia.