Orange-Barred Sulfur Butterfly - Phoebis philea



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Orange-barred Sulfur Butterfly - Phoebis philea

The Science:

Phoebis philea is a member of the large and diverse family Pieridae, many of which are commonly known as Whites and Sulfurs for their coloration. This bright-yellow butterfly marked with orange patches can be found from Florida down through Mexico and as far south as Argentina. A migratory species, it inhabits various types of environments, from subtropical forests or brush to farmlands, and sometimes makes its way into California or the Gulf States. Eggs are laid singly on host plants, and the larvae feed on Senna, Arsenic Bean or Capote plants, among others. As with many butterflies, males are more often spotted than the paler females, especially when they are puddling (imbibing mineralized water from sandy or muddy pools), sometimes in large groups.

The Story:

All our framed insects are mounted and framed in Upstate New York. We model our frames from fine ashwood, and they’re available in both a matte-black, and a natural finish.

Our framed insects are made-to-order. Please allow up to two weeks for your order to be completed. If you need your order sooner than this, please contact us at 212-343-1114 x401 or and we will do our best to accommodate you!


SKU: AP-FI0175
Dimensions: 5.00"W x 5.50"H x 1.63"D
Scientific Name: Phoebis philea
Origin: Brazil
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