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Subspecies Anthocharis julia sulfuris - Anthocharis julia sufuris

Sara Orangetip - Anthocharis julia Orangetip - Anthocharis julia - female Orange Tip - Anthocharis julia Pieridae: Anthocharis julia - Anthocharis julia Anthocharis julia sulfuris - Anthocharis julia Pieridae: Anthrocharis julia - Anthocharis julia Orangetip - Anthocharis julia Pieridae: Anthrocharis julia - Anthocharis julia - female
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Classification
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 julia (Julia Orangetip - Hodges#4206.1)
Subspecies sulfuris (Anthocharis julia sufuris)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthocharis sara race julia tr. f. sulfuris Gunder, 1931. Type locality: Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho
Anthocharis julia sulfuris Pelham, 2008
Anthocharis sara columbia J. Scott & Kondla, 2008. Type locality: Brilliant Creek, West Kootenay area, near Castlegar, British Columbia
Explanation of Names
This subspecies, along with several others, is often separated out as part of a species - Anthocharis julia - separate from A. sara.
Identification
The only Orangetip found in its area; so, easily recognized, with white to yellowish background color, bright orange toward front wing tip, and with greenish marbling under the hind wings. Marbles (genus Euchloe) are most similar, but lack the orange, and are rarely so yellow in color as many female A. sara. Males are usually white, females more often distinctly yellowish. Females have less orange and more dark pattern on the front wing tips.
Range
Oregon - east of the Cascades, north into British Columbia (?Alberta), and east to western Montana and Wyoming.
Remarks
This subspecies tends to have the dark pattern somewhat reduced and washed out as compared to other subspecies. The very similar, but even paler subspecies browningi replaces this subspecies southward in northern Utah. Other subspecies replace it to the south, east and west.