The Southwestern Orangetip, Anthocharis thoosa, is native to the southwestern United States. It inhabits juniper, pinyon juniper, and pinyon woodlands from northern Nevada through Utah and western Colorado south to southeastern California , Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas. Adult butterflies fly in the spring (January–May). Caterpillars feed on a variety of mustards, family Brassicaceae.
- Opler, P.A. 1999. A Field Guide to Western Butterflies. Second Edition. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, New York.
endemic to a single nation
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Comments: Juniper and pinyon woodlands (Opler, 1999), mostly on hillsides.
Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Anthocharis thoosa
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure
Anthocharis sara thoosa
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