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scientific name    Anthocharis stella    

common name     Stella Orangetip

habitat
Coniferous woodlands and meadows in the mountain region.

seasonality
One brood, most often encountered in June, later at higher elevations.

identification
The marbled green underside and orange forewing tips are distinctive.

life history
The immature stages are not described, but are likely similar to the Pacific Orangetip (A. sara) (Guppy & Sheppard 2001).

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
The larvae feed on rock cress (Arabis spp.) in BC (Guppy & Shepard 2001).

range
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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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2519



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