Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1202570

Pacific Orangetip
Anthocharis sara

Observation date: April 16, 2019
Submitted by: Zencoyote
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sighted a loose cluster of 5 or 6 individuals coming down the west side of the Calavera Hills "Volcano", in northern San Diego County, among other local Whites, Metalmarks, and Duskywings. Roughly mid-day on a mostly cloudy day, and the wind near the top was cool and brisk. Nevertheless the flying insects were active today. This Orangetip held its ground long enough for me to get several still shots (none of them were very clear unfortunately), after interacting with another individual.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: April 17, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County