Larva of the Alfalfa Butterfly feeds on plants in the Pea family
(Leguminase). Some of their favorites are deerweed,
clover, vetch, loco weed. Of course they are named for their
fondness of the crop plant Alfalfa, which is also in this family.
have a photograph of the butterfly Colias eurytheme in flight on the
web. I would like your permission to reproduce it in the book I am
writing entitled "Biosynthess in Insects", to be published by the Royal
Society of Chemistry in England. It is of interest to the subject
because this species makes pterin pigments (chemochromes) and also uses
schemochromes to produce its colour. If permitted, your name would
appear clearly associated with the picture and there would be an
acknowledgment of your help".
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