Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1109996

Southwestern Orangetip
Anthocharis thoosa

Observation date: March 08, 2016
Submitted by: JoseBonner
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A cool, windy day in the Mojave Desert. Many Orangetips were active, but few alighted. This one did so twice, both times on Junipers.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: December 27, 2016
Coordinator notes: The taxonomic treatment varies by authority. Many regard thoosa as a subspecies of the Sara Orange-tip but there are differences in the larvae-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Nevada, Clark County