Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 769113

Desert Orangetip
Anthocharis cethura

Observation date: March 18, 1989
Submitted by: legacy.reporter (William S. Swisher)
Specimen type: Specimen
Collection location: McGuire Center
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport)
Verified date: December 01, 2012
Coordinator notes: ssp. Pima; 1989 Season Summary
Checklist region(s): Maricopa County, Arizona, United States