|Butterflies are insects of the order Lepidoptera
characteristically have slender bodies, knobbed
antennae, and four broad colorful wings.
In the past butterflies were known as "flutterby" and
in old English they called them "buttorfleoge".
The Southern Dogface (Colias Cesonia) is one of
the most colorful yellow butterflies in nature.
The Dogface's family name Pieridae contains two
distinct categories, the sulfurs and the whites,
when grouped together they are known as "pierids".
They are usually easy to recognize by their colors
since most sub-species of this family of butterflies
have wings that are bright-orange, yellow, or white,
and more than often with blackened markings along
the borders of their wings. However, they do not
have greatly reduced front legs, like many of
the butterflies in the Nymphalidae family. Most
pierids are small to medium sized compared to most
butterflies. Liven up your kitchen by placing a
Southern Dogface (Colias Cesonia) magnet
on your fridge - add to your refrigerator magnet