Attributes of Anthocharis cethura

Desert Orangetip
Anthocharis cethura C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Identification: White to pale yellow with orange tip on forewing. Green marbling on underside of hindwing.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/2 inches (2.5 - 4.0 cm.)
Life History: Eggs are laid on flower buds of host plants. Caterpillars eat flowers and young seed pods. Chrysalis overwinters, may pass several years before adult emerges.
Flight: Early February - April.
Caterpillar Hosts: Tansy-mustard, jewelflower, tumble mustard and probably other plants in Mustard family.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Rocky desert hills and ridges.
Range: Northwestern Nevada south through southeastern California and western Arizona to northern Mexico.
Conservation: Catalina Orangetip (subspecies catalina) found only on Santa Catalina Island off southern California coast is of conservation concern.
NCGR: G4,G5 for species, T1T2 for subspecies catalina.
Management Needs: Many habitats threatened by exotic cheatgrass invasion.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
April 01, 2013 Kari Maricopa County, Arizona, United States April 15, 2013 Details
March 23, 2009 pdevries Kern County, California, United States December 22, 2012 Details
May 15, 1982 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Lyon County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 1986 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Washoe County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 20, 1986 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Pershing County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 18, 1986 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Churchill County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 23, 1986 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Churchill County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 20, 1986 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Humboldt County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 20, 1987 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 16, 1988 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Washoe County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 19, 1990 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 19, 1990 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 21, 1990 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 10, 1992 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Lincoln County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 16, 1985 legacy.reporter (William S. Swisher) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 18, 1989 legacy.reporter (William S. Swisher) Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 18, 1990 legacy.reporter (William S. Swisher) Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 18, 1990 legacy.reporter (William S. Swisher) Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 18, 1990 legacy.reporter (William S. Swisher) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 20, 1990 legacy.reporter (William S. Swisher) Mohave County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
February 11, 1975 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 08, 1993 legacy.reporter (R. Langston-W. Swisher) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 08, 1993 legacy.reporter (R. Langston-W. Swisher) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 10, 1993 legacy.reporter (R. Langston-W. Swisher) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 02, 1993 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Mineral County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 01, 1993 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 28, 1995 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Lincoln County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 28, 1995 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Lincoln County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 29, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Washoe County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 1998 legacy.reporter (William L. Swisher) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 29, 1998 legacy.reporter (William L. Swisher) Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 10, 1998 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Storey County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 04, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 02, 1992 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Graham County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 30, 1992 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) La Paz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 30, 1992 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) La Paz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 25, 1993 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 18, 1995 legacy.reporter (William L. Swisher) Gila County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 21, 1998 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 15, 2001 legacy.reporter (William L. Swisher) La Paz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
February 13, 2005 legacy.reporter (Tom Horton) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 14, 2004 legacy.reporter (Mark Walker) Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 23, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Mohave County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 17, 2007 legacy.reporter (Stanley Gorodenski) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 15, 2004 legacy.reporter (William L. Swisher) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 17, 2004 legacy.reporter (William L. Swisher) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 02, 2006 legacy.reporter (William L. Swisher) Churchill County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 02, 2012 Kari Pinal County, Arizona, United States March 15, 2012 Details
April 29, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Washoe County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
March 23, 1975 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Clark County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details