Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1245457

Southern Rocky Mountain Orangetip
Anthocharis julia

Observation date: April 10, 2020
Submitted by: Tim Shortell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A number of these, or similar looking butterflies, were in flight on this warm April day about the open Juniper brushlands. This is the only one that landed long enough for me to snap a picture.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: April 11, 2020
Coordinator notes: Where in Delta County did you find these? There are different two species in Delta County. The one you photographed is the one usually at the more mountain locations around 7000 ft. or higher. Let me know if you can, email me directly at butterfliesofcolorado@hotmail.com I'd like to know if this might be a location where both possibly fly together. Thanks, Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Delta County