"Migrating" Cloudless Sulphur will fly
fairly high above the ground, probably 8 to 15 ft. +/-...Straight ahead,
northbound, rapidly - will not appear to be flying fast but will surprise you
when you attempt to chase it...Wingbeats mixed in with some sailing...Will be
across a large field in surprisingly short time. Large size, long wings, pale
yellow to greenish yellow appearance it flight...
They are frequently seen in extreme
southeastern Massachusetts (Cape Cod and along the coast)...Have been seen
fairly regularly in coastal Mass. the past few years...I have myself seen at
least 2 specimens in Mass. and one in Rhode Island in recent years, but in all
cases in September.
Anyway, we should all keep our eyes open
for this species...
> The more the merrier. Kevin
>> Unfortunately, no
photo - it flew off before
I could net it.
[snip] SULPHUR sp. (100+
22-JULY (not August)
LARGE. All very pale yellow. Fast
Larger than the largest C. eurytheme / Orange Sulphur.
steady northbound flight on a south wind.
I saw it approach a hedgerow and
ran around the end
of the hedge to catch up with it - just out of reach
watched it continue north, up and over a cedar swamp.
All the other
sulphurs were flying erratically as expected.
Bennington County should have one?!