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Butterflies That Appear During the Monsoon Season


Depending on the intensity of summer rains the Lyside Sulphur Butterflies can be seen flying in the Tucson area. These butterflies are 1 ¼ to 2 inches big.  Their color can be a whitish or greenish with yellow.  These butterflies do not appear with every monsoon. 

For photographs of these butterflies go to:


Bailowitz, Richard A Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona.  Tucson, Ariz.: Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc. c1991.  Pages 163-164.

Stewart, Bob. Butterflies of Arizona; a photographic guide. Arcata, CA: West Coast Lady Press. c2001.  Page 40


Article tagged with: butterflies, butterfly, monsoon

Last Update: 3-25-2014 1:47pm

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