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Desert Orangetip (Anthocharis cethura)
desert orangetipDESCRIPTION: WS=1-1.5" (26-40mm). Upperside white or yellow with reddish-orange tips on the forewings. On the margin of the orange tips are white and black markings (unlike Sara Orangetip which has a black margin around orange tip). Underside of hindwings with green marbling (without white ray seen in Sara Orangetip).
Family Pieridae, Subfamily Pierinae
NATURAL HISTORY: Adults fly February to April. Larvae feed on various mustard species (e.g., jewelflower).

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