Attributes of Anthocharis midea

Falcate Orangetip
Anthocharis midea (Hübner, [1809])

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Identification: Upperside of male forewing with orange, hooked tip; females hooked, but lack orange; both have round black spot in cell. Underside of hindwing has finely-patterned green marbling.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 3/4 inches (3.5 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for females. Only one egg is laid per host plant, singly on a flower stalk. Caterpillars feed on buds, flowers, and seed pods. Chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: One flight from March-June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Plants of the mustard (Brassicaceae) family including rock cress (Arabis) and winter cress (Barbarea) species.
Adult Food: Flower nectar including flowers of mustards, violets, and others.
Habitat: Open, wet woods along waterways, open swamps, occasionally dry woods and ridgetops.
Range: Southern New England southwest to south Texas, north to eastern Oklahoma and Kansas. Local populations or strays to Florida panhandle, eastern Nebraska, and southern Wisconsin.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Not reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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April 13, 2014 desertrat21 Calhoun County, West Virginia, United States April 14, 2014 Details
April 12, 2014 birder89 Cabell County, West Virginia, United States April 12, 2014 Details
March 24, 2014 lorispencer Yell County, Arkansas, United States March 24, 2014 Details
March 20, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 22, 2014 Details
April 24, 2012 Lorrie Baggett Heuser Camden County, New Jersey, United States February 05, 2014 Details
March 14, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 28, 2013 Details
April 08, 2012 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
March 14, 2012 UrsulaV Chatham County, North Carolina, United States October 18, 2013 Details
April 06, 2013 Mike Stinson Bedford County, Virginia, United States July 15, 2013 Details
May 21, 2013 Brett Budach Miami County, Kansas, United States May 22, 2013 Details
April 16, 2013 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States May 10, 2013 Details
April 09, 2013 webielenberg Blount County, Tennessee, United States May 05, 2013 Details
May 04, 2013 curtis.lehman Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States May 04, 2013 Details
April 27, 2013 cobal2913 Scioto County, Ohio, United States April 29, 2013 Details
April 15, 2013 Doug Bruce Hardin County, Tennessee, United States April 23, 2013 Details
April 17, 2013 HHowell Benton County, Tennessee, United States April 22, 2013 Details
April 16, 2013 HHowell Houston County, Tennessee, United States April 21, 2013 Details
April 14, 2013 HHowell Lawrence County, Tennessee, United States April 21, 2013 Details
April 20, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States April 20, 2013 Details
April 13, 2013 Doug Bruce Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States April 16, 2013 Details
April 13, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States April 14, 2013 Details
April 07, 2013 Nymphalis antiopa Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States April 13, 2013 Details
April 07, 2013 Nymphalis antiopa Cumberland County, Virginia, United States April 13, 2013 Details
April 12, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 12, 2013 Details
April 06, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States April 07, 2013 Details
April 01, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 03, 2013 Details
March 30, 2013 Ken Cheeks Aiken County, South Carolina, United States April 02, 2013 Details
March 28, 2013 Mike Dillon Ouachita County, Arkansas, United States April 01, 2013 Details
March 15, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 27, 2013 Details
March 20, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 27, 2013 Details
March 17, 2013 Ken Cheeks Aiken County, South Carolina, United States March 27, 2013 Details
March 16, 2013 dspicer Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States March 18, 2013 Details
March 12, 2013 Sam Wilson McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States March 16, 2013 Details
March 12, 2013 Sam Wilson McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States March 16, 2013 Details
February 26, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 06, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Perry County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 10, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 17, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 18, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 24, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Shelby County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 15, 2012 legacy.reporter (Patsy Harris Russo) Clarke County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 2010 lilkriskattn Rhea County, Tennessee, United States August 28, 2012 Details
March 23, 2012 Skyler Cleveland County, Arkansas, United States June 30, 2012 Details
March 22, 2012 Lori Owenby Catawba County, North Carolina, United States June 16, 2012 Details
March 19, 2012 John Schwartz Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States May 22, 2012 Details
April 03, 2012 Chip Krilowicz Burlington County, New Jersey, United States May 17, 2012 Details
April 09, 2012 Chip Krilowicz Burlington County, New Jersey, United States May 17, 2012 Details
April 01, 2012 jkopachena Hunt County, Texas, United States April 17, 2012 Details
March 05, 2012 sherylsr Blanco County, Texas, United States April 14, 2012 Details
April 02, 2012 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States April 13, 2012 Details