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Genus Anthocharis - Orangetips

Woods Moth - Anthocharis midea Butterfly IMG_4813 - Anthocharis thoosa - female Butterfly IMG_4813 - Anthocharis thoosa - female Anthocharis midea - male 5th Instar Larva - Anthocharis cethura Falcate Orangetip - Anthocharis midea - female Falcate Orangetip Butterfly - Anthocharis midea - female Falcate Orangetip chrysalis - Anthocharis midea
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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)
Numbers lists five North American species in this genus.
Holarctic. Anthocharis cardamines is found in Eurasia, for instance, and is very similar to the North American orangetips.
Internet References
Butterflies of North America page shows several members of this genus.

The Anthocharis sara complex has been revised by Todd Stout:
Stout, T.L., 2018. A review of three species-level taxa of the Anthocharis sara complex (Lepidoptera: Pieridae: Pierinae: Anthocharidini). Insecta Mundi 0615: 1–38.