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BUTTERFLIES

White Angled Sulpher

Anteo chlorinde

ON EXHIBIT:  The Butterfly Garden in Ocean Journey

White Angled Sulpher

FUN FACTS

The White Angled Sulphur usually flies rapidly over the forest canopy or along rivers.

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.

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Photo by CrumleyFamily

About This Animal

SIZE: 2 ¾ inch – 3 ½ inch wingspan

RANGE: Argentina to South Texas

HABITAT: Open sunny areas

DIET:  Nectar


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