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Mon September 21, 2009
"After hatching, the larvae carry the flow of energy once again, hopefully to the fruition that we are now seeing and enjoying in the form of bright yellow sulphurs, along with other butterflies, flitting across an autumn landscape."
By Andy Wood
Wilmington, NC – If you have been outside recently you have very likely seen numerous bright yellow butterflies flitting across the landscape. These are sulphur butterflies, so-named for their bright sulphur color and likely the very insects that gave rise to the word butterfly itself.
Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina and author of "Backyard Carolina," a collection of his WHQR commentaries.