Attributes of Anthocharis stella

Stella Orangetip
Anthocharis stella W.H. Edwards, 1879

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Identification: Upperside of male forewing with large, orange-red spot; border of apex dark, narrow. Female spot smaller; dark border with white wedges. Underside of hindwing with scattered, olive-green marbling. Some individuals are yellow.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 7/8 inches (3.5 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: Males patrol, mostly in valleys, for females. Eggs are laid singly near tops of host plants. Young caterpillars feed on flower buds, older ones on flowers and fruits. Chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: One flight from late March to mid-August, primarily mid-June through mid-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Plants in the mustard (Brassicaceae) family including tansy-mustard (Descurainia), hedge mustard (Sisymbrium) and rock cresses (Arabis) species.
Adult Food: Flower nectar, including that of host mustards, violets, thistles, fiddleneck, and brodiaeas.
Habitat: Deserts, open woods, orchards, fields, meadows, stream courses, canyons.
Range: Alaska coast south to Baja California, east to North Dakota, New Mexico, extreme western Texas.
Conservation: Conserve restricted populations.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Preserve host plant and flyway habitats.
Taxonomy Notes:

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June 08, 2013 HHowell Teton County, Wyoming, United States July 12, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 HHowell Teton County, Wyoming, United States July 12, 2013 Details
May 18, 2012 snowcat Chelan County, Washington, United States February 13, 2013 Details
July 11, 1982 legacy.reporter (K Hansen-S. Mattoon) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 11, 2012 Greg Dean British Columbia, Canada July 25, 2012 Details
July 14, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 17, 2012 Details
July 01, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 02, 2012 Details
June 03, 2012 Nancy Lea Sandy Washakie County, Wyoming, United States June 07, 2012 Details
May 29, 2012 IdahoBaird Boundary County, Idaho, United States June 03, 2012 Details
May 05, 2012 BAMONA (Gerry Queener) Latah County, Idaho, United States May 16, 2012 Details
May 06, 2012 jellsworth Spokane County, Washington, United States May 06, 2012 Details
April 27, 2012 jeremy_b578 Spokane County, Washington, United States May 02, 2012 Details
April 29, 2012 goody2230 Spokane County, Washington, United States May 02, 2012 Details
June 13, 2008 RaisingButterflies.org (Todd Stout) Carson City County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 25, 2000 legacy.reporter (Alex Grkovich) Washoe County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 26, 2010 legacy.reporter (Alex Grkovich) Washoe County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 15, 2012 RaisingButterflies.org (Todd Stout) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 2011 J_Martineau Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States December 02, 2011 Details
July 10, 2011 Nancy Lea Sandy Natrona County, Wyoming, United States November 29, 2011 Details
May 11, 2011 gerryq Latah County, Idaho, United States November 11, 2011 Details
June 05, 2011 Jdammarell Lincoln County, Washington, United States July 23, 2011 Details
May 04, 2011 plex1ppus (plex1ppus) Spokane County, Washington, United States May 10, 2011 Details
July 19, 2005 legacy.reporter (William Bouton) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 17, 1998 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Alpine County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 18, 1971 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Amador County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 05, 1980 legacy.reporter (unknown) Nevada County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 09, 2009 plex1ppus (plex1ppus) Spokane County, Washington, United States April 08, 2011 Details
July 15, 2010 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States February 10, 2011 Details
July 16, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Madison County, Montana, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 16, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Madison County, Montana, United States December 31, 2010 Details
April 10, 1988 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Sierra County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
June 02, 1974 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
June 09, 1975 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
April 17, 1977 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
May 06, 1984 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
May 19, 1984 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
June 06, 1985 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Placer County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
May 27, 1984 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Placer County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
June 06, 1984 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
July 25, 1985 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
May 08, 1984 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
June 18, 1960 legacy.reporter (Tom & John Emmel) Placer County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
July 16, 1960 legacy.reporter (Tom & John Emmel) Placer County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
July 24, 1995 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Alpine County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
July 21, 1995 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Mono County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
May 29, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
June 14, 2003 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Placer County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
May 29, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Madera County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
July 01, 1933 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Mariposa County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 16, 1933 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Mariposa County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details