Appearance: Below, primarily green with the forewing having an orange disk and the hindwing a median white spot. Fringes are pink. Above, males are bright orange; females a more subdued orange; both with dark borders. Some females are white.
Size: Small, 1 1/4-1 5/8 inches.
Habitat: Alpine tundra.
Season: 1 Flight; July-Aug.
Larval Foodplant: Clovers
Did You Know…
This is an ice age relict with a close relative along the coast of the Arctic Ocean (Opler). If a flash of orange passes you on the alpine tundra,flying low and fast, it is most probably a Mead’s Sulphur. PHOTOS ARE IN PROCESS
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