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Subspecies Anthocharis sara sara

Sara Orangetip - Anthocharis sara - female Sara Orangetip - Anthocharis sara - female Anthocharis sara Anthocharis sara sara - Anthocharis sara - male Pierid - Anthocharis sara Anthocharis sara mating (I think) - Anthocharis sara Anthocharis sara? stella?  - Anthocharis sara which Orangetip?  - Anthocharis sara
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Pieridae (Whites, Sulphurs, Yellows)
Subfamily Pierinae (Whites)
Tribe Anthocharidini (Marbles and Orangetips)
Genus Anthocharis (Orangetips)
Species sara (Sara Orangetip - Hodges#4206)
Subspecies sara (Anthocharis sara sara)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthocharis sara sara (Lucas, 1852)
Anthocharis reakirtii W.H. Edwards, 1869. Type locality: “California” [Defined as “vicinity of San Francisco, California” by F.M. Brown (1973), Transactions of the American Entomological Society 99(1): 39]
Anthocharis [sara] mollis W.G. Wright, 1905. Type locality: Riche Canyon, San Diego County, California [Lectotype from “Riche Canyon,” believed to be “Reche Canyon, San Bernardino/Riverside counties” by Tilden (1975), Occ. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. (118): 11]
Mostly in California, ranging from sw. Oregon to northern Baja California Norte, mostly west of the deserts, but reaching into the Colorado and western Mojave Deserts in southern California. Southern populations look somewhat different on average from northern, and possibly should be considered as belonging to a separate subspecies. Subspecies gunderi, on Santa Cruz and Santa Catalina Islands, is very similar to mainland southern California populations, and could eventually become the name of choice for southern Californa populations (?).