Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1321469

Desert Orangetip
Anthocharis cethura

Observation date: March 24, 2022
Submitted by: joeschelling
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: While seeing large numbers of Southwestern Orangetips along the Fillmore Falls trail, this butterfly originally dismissed as probably a Dainty Sulphur landed. Clearly an orangetip, it was strongly yellow with an unusual ventral pattern.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: March 26, 2022
Coordinator notes: very nice!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico