Attributes of Anthocharis thoosa

Southwestern Orangetip
Anthocharis thoosa (Scudder, 1878)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Pierinae
Identification: Male white, female either white or yellowish, especially on hindwing. Most similar to Sara Orangetip, but black bar on inner edge of orange tip very wide, and marbling nearly black.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 ½ inches (2.5-3.7 cm).
Life History: Plants in the mustard (Brassicaceae) family including tansy-mustard (Descurainia), hedge mustard (Sisymbrium) and rock cresses (Arabis) species.
Flight: Late February through April.
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food: Flower nectar, including that of host mustards.
Habitat: Mainly juniper or pinyon-juniper woodland. Also desert hills.
Range: Arid intermountain West from northern Nevada, Utah, and western Colorado south to western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and southeastern California.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
May 11, 1995 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Nye County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 22, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 11, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 23, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 25, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 25, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 29, 1971 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 08, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 29, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark 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
April 20, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 24, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 24, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 27, 1977 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 28, 1973 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 08, 1978 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 01, 1992 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 1996 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
January 06, 2001 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 18, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 14, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 13, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 18, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
February 24, 2002 legacy.reporter (Alex Grkovich) Mohave County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 12, 2003 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Pinal County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 28, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 11, 2010 opiliones Clark County, Nevada, United States October 16, 2012 Details
May 05, 2012 joeschelling Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States May 10, 2012 Details
March 17, 2012 joeschelling Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States March 23, 2012 Details
February 12, 2012 Gary Jue Pima County, Arizona, United States February 17, 2012 Details
April 29, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Washoe County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 1996 legacy.reporter (Kit Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 12, 1979 legacy.reporter (Ron Leuschener) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 14, 2008 RaisingButterflies.org (Todd Stout) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 04, 2008 RaisingButterflies.org Mohave County, Arizona, United States September 06, 2011 Details
February 27, 2011 lichens Yavapai County, Arizona, United States June 22, 2011 Details
May 08, 1973 ray.stanford@stanfordalumni.org (Ray Stanford) Valencia County, New Mexico, United States April 10, 2011 Details
April 01, 1989 stevecary Quay County, New Mexico, United States April 10, 2011 Details
April 02, 1989 stevecary Harding County, New Mexico, United States April 10, 2011 Details
April 28, 1990 stevecary (Paul Opler and Steve Cary) Mora County, New Mexico, United States April 10, 2011 Details
April 21, 1990 stevecary Curry County, New Mexico, United States April 10, 2011 Details
April 22, 1990 stevecary Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States April 10, 2011 Details
March 23, 2011 davidwdroppers Clark County, Nevada, United States March 24, 2011 Details
March 24, 1990 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
March 23, 2001 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
March 16, 2009 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
March 23, 2001 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
March 16, 2009 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mohave County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 07, 1968 legacy.reporter (R. Garrison) Maricopa County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
February 22, 1961 legacy.reporter (unknown) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details