AKA Sara Orangetip
Size: 1.25 - 1.5 inches wingspan
Key ID features: Male white above, with bold orange FW tip. Female pale yellow-green above with smaller orange patch near FW tip. Below patchy marbling with light yellow veins.
Similar species: Julia's Orangetip, which occurs throughout western Oregon and the Cascades is very similar and difficult to distinguish in the field where they overlap.
The two species are distinguished by several characteristics, including larval characteristics, number of overwintering cycles, and shape and color of the chrysalis.
Host plant: Crucifers including several rockcresses.
Habitat: Wide variety of open habitats.
Range: Only found along the Oregon-California border in Jackson, Josephine and Curry counties.
Season: Mid-March to mid-August
Conservation Status: Secure