alfalfa butterfly

a sulfur butterfly, Colias eurytheme, having orange wings edged with black, the larvae of which feed on alfalfa and other legumes. Also called orange sulfur.

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  • alfalfa caterpillar — noun : the green larva of the alfalfa butterfly that feeds on the foliage of alfalfa through most of No. America and is especially abundant and destructive in the southwestern United States …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Orange Sulphur — Taxobox name = Orange Sulphur image width = 240px image caption = Upperside pattern of collection specimen status = NE status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Pieridae genus =… …   Wikipedia

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