White Angled Sulphur

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    The White Angled Sulphur (Anteos clorinde), too Ghost Brimstone, is a butterfly of the Pieridae family.
    It is found in the tropical parts of South America, Central America, and southern North America (Argentina to South Texas). The White Angled Sulphur usually flies rapidly over the forest canopy or along rivers, but also in gardens and along coastlines.
    The butterfly has a wingspan of 7 to 9 cm and creamy white wings with irregular yellow spot in the middle of the margin of the front wing. The adult butterfly feeds on nectar from many different red or purple flowers with long tubes including lantana, bougainvillea, hibiscus and wild morning glory.
    This picture had been taken in the butterfly house "Vlindervallei" (Butterfly Valley), part of the "Orchideeënhoeve" (Orchid Farm) in Luttelgeest, the Netherlands.

    Anteos clorinde, een echte Nederlandse naam is er niet, maar de vlinder wordt soms sennewitje genoemd, is een vlinder uit de familie van de witjes, de Pieridae. De soort leeft in de tropische gebieden van Zuid- en Midden-Amerika en het zuiden van Noord-Amerika (Argenitinië tot het zuiden van Texas). De soort is in haar verspreidingsgebied een sterke vlieger en enigszins een trekvlinder gedurende het hele jaar.
    De spanwijdte van de vlinder is 7 à 9 cm. De vleugelvorm van deze vlinder doet sterk denken aan de citroenvlinder. De grondkleur is beigewit. De kleur verbleekt wat bij het ouder worden. Op de bovenzijde van de voorvleugel zit een onregelmatig gevormde gele vlek aan de buitenrand. Op elke vleugel bevindt zich in het midden een stip. De vlinder voedt zich bij voorkeur met nectar uit rode en paarse bloemen.

    Deze opname is gemaakt in de Vlindervallei, deel van de Orchideeënhoeve in Luttelgeest (Flevoland, Noordoostpolder). De Vlindervallei is met circa 1750 m2 de grootste en ook een van de mooiste overdekte vlindertuinen van Europa. Tussen rotsformaties en prachtige bloemen fladderen enorm veel tropische vlinders rond uit vooral zuidoost Azië, Afrika en Midden- en Zuid Amerika langs kabbelende beekjes en kleurrijke nectarplanten, de Orchideeënhoeve noemt zelf ruim 2500. Er zijn ook vogels en leguanen.
    De vlindervallei maakt onderdeel uit van de Orchideeënhoeve en is daar een van de vier overdekte tropische thematuinen. Naast duizenden vaak zeldzame orchideeën zijn er ook vele andere prachtige tropische bloemen, planten en vlinders te zien en te fotograferen. De orchideeënkwekerij kan ook bezocht worden. Info Orchideeënhoeve: ( www.orchideeenhoeve.nl )
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