In fact, the other evening I noticed half of an Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) laying on the ground in our backyard. It had obviously died recently, and the ants were starting to perform their "clean-up" chores. But not wanting to pass up an opportunity for inspection, I brushed the ants off and took the butterfly inside for a few photos.
|Orange Sulphur Butterfly (partial)|
Orange sulphurs are very common butterflies across much of the United States. Are medium-small (2 - 2.5 inches wing tip to wing tip when fully open), and are erratic fliers. They typically do not look as colorful as the above since they are typically seen with their wings closed, which presents a dull yellow color.