Louie

Asked September 4, 2016, 1:01 PM EDT

I'm in Pines Knoll Shores, eastern NC. The sulfa butterflies are out in force. For years as far back as I can remember, I only see them flying east all day long. Why is this?

Carteret County North Carolina butterflies

1 Response

I'm not sure why they would be flying east. This time of the year they should be flying South to reach the warmer winters in Florida. Here is a website from Florida that should help explain the migration.

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/bfly/bfly2/cloudless_sulphur.htm