Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1157043

Southern Rocky Mountain Orangetip
Anthocharis julia

Observation date: May 11, 2018
Submitted by: skycae
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It is a sunny day out with a slight breeze although sometimes that breeze is strong. I found two (probably) Stella Orangetip among the dandelions in our mostly wild lawn, landing on one and fluttering away to the next. The one I was able to photograph seems to be female, and the other flew away into a stand of poplars.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Norbert Kondla
Verified date: November 24, 2018
Coordinator notes: A taxonomic review places BC populations as julia.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia