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Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Common or Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) is a North American butterfly in the family Pieridae, subfamily Coliadinae.
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Attributes

Diet [1]  Herbivore

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Badlands National Park II 178535 South Dakota, United States
Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve 90 Michigan, United States
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States
Western Michigan University's Asylum Lake Preserve 274 Michigan, United States

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Asclepias syriaca (broadleaf milkweed)[2]
Cephalanthus tetrandra (Buttonbush)[2]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[2]
Desmodium canadense (Beggar's Lice)[2]
Fragaria virginiana (Virginia Strawberry)[2]
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)[2]
Symphyotrichum dumosum (Small White Aster)[2]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[2]
Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)[2]
Robinia pseudoacacia (Post locust)[2]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)1
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)1
Apis mellifera (honey bee)9
Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)3
Battus philenor (pipevine swallowtail)2
Boloria selene (Silver-bordered fritillary)1
Branta canadensis (Canada Goose)2
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal)1
Carduelis flammea (Common Redpoll)1
Carduelis tristis (American Goldfinch)3
Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow)1
Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay)1
Danaus plexippus (Monarch Butterfly)1
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)2
Lepus townsendii (White-tailed Jackrabbit)1
Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper Butterfly)1
Marmota monax (woodchuck)1
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)7
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)1
Microtus ochrogaster (prairie vole)1
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole)2
Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird)1
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)2
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)9
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)1
Papilio glaucus (Eastern tiger swallowtail)4
Papilio polyxenes (Eastern black swallowtail)5
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow)1
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)4
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)2
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)6
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)1
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)1
Sphecius speciosus (cicada killer)4
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)7
Tamias striatus (eastern chipmunk)2
Terrapene carolina (Florida Box Turtle)1
Thomomys talpoides (northern pocket gopher)1
Thymelicus lineola (European skipper)1
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)1
Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove)2
Zonotrichia albicollis (White-throated Sparrow)1

Predators

Anax junius (green darner)[2]
Aquarius remigis (Common water strider)[2]
Argiope aurantia (black-and-yellow argiope)[2]
Asilus sericeus[3]
Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)[2]
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal)[2]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[2]
Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay)[2]
Dolichovespula maculata (baldfaced hornet)[2]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[2]
Libellula lydia (Common whitetail)[2]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[2]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[2]
Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird)[2]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[2]
Myiarchus crinitus (Great Crested Flycatcher)[2]
Pogonioefferia varipes <Unverified Name>[3]
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)[2]
Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird)[2]
Tamias striatus (eastern chipmunk)[2]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[2]
Terrapene carolina (Florida Box Turtle)[2]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[2]

Providers

Shelter 
Robinia pseudoacacia (Post locust)[2]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[2]

Consumers

Pollinator of 
Asclepias syriaca (broadleaf milkweed)[2]
Cephalanthus tetrandra (Buttonbush)[2]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[2]
Fragaria virginiana (Virginia Strawberry)[2]
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)[2]
Symphyotrichum dumosum (Small White Aster)[2]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[2]
Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)[2]

Distribution

Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Haeuser C., Holstein J. & Steiner A., 08-Feb-2007, GloBIS (GART): Global Butterfly Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology 3Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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