Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1245196

Falcate Orangetip
Anthocharis midea

Observation date: April 05, 2020
Submitted by: Anne Wills
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Partly cloudy, 74 degrees, quite breezy. The butterfly was sitting on a mullein leaf, its attitude seemed tipped slightly forward. Another of the same kind was fluttering close around it, apparently trying to mate. After about 5 minutes, they fluttered away. Nearby were white oak, red oak, maple, beech, sycamore, redbud, dogwood, cherry; honeysuckle, poison ivy, grape vines; cutleaf toothwort, vinca minor, grasses, last year's dead stalks of ironweed and joe pye weed.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: April 05, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, West Virginia