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Photo#54183
Sara Orangetip - Anthocharis sara

Sara Orangetip - Anthocharis sara
Thomas Riley Wilderness Park, Coto De Caza, Orange County, California, USA
February 7, 2006
I suspect this is subspecies sara, but didn't see enough of the wings to be sure. (The only ones I've verified in Orange County to date are sara sara.)

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Sara Orangetip - Anthocharis sara Sara Orangetip - Anthocharis sara

Ron - I'm going to put these with the others from Orange County,
I don't see the distinction of "gunderi", but these might all end up there eventually. Doesn't make sense to have "sara" north, south, and east of gunderi, which is in Los Angeles County.

Moved from Sara Orangetip.

 
David, whatever you decide is fine with me.
Consider that a blanket endorsement!

Wow
beautiful images and great park! Be on the lookout for Phidippus octopunctatus!

 
Never met a spider I didn't like.
I'll be watching for her; haven't really seen many spiders at Riley.

This Sara was the first one I'd encountered. It was about 10" off the ground, just hanging out. I sat down and shot away. Easy, I thought. Then I tried to get one with the wings spread. That took from early February until today, when one alit very briefly about 2' away. Yeah!

 
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