|scientific name Anthocharis stella |
common name Stella Orangetip
Coniferous woodlands and meadows in the mountain region.
One brood, most often encountered in June, later at higher elevations.
The marbled green underside and orange forewing tips are distinctive.
The immature stages are not described, but are likely similar to the Pacific Orangetip (A. sara) (Guppy & Sheppard 2001).
Not of concern.
The larvae feed on rock cress (Arabis spp.) in BC (Guppy & Shepard 2001).
North-central BC south to northern Utah and California; isolated populations occur in the Black Hills of South Dakota (Opler 1999). There is a single isolated prairie record from Manyberries in Alberta (Bird et al. 1995), which may have been a windblown stray from the mountains to the west.
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