Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)
Abundant in southernmost Texas, where these photos were taken, Large Orange Sulphur is accidental in North Carolina, with one sight report of one in flight from Dare Co. on 10/2/2005 (Harry LeGrand, Will Cook). They're very similar to the related Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae), but are a rich golden-orange above. In North Carolina, a large Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) in flight could cause confusion - but note the complete lack of any black on the Large Orange Sulphur.
Male, Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo Co., TX 10/15/04.
|Female, Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX 10/13/04.|