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Sara orangetip
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Wenatchee National Forest
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Scientific classification
Subspecies
  • Sara orangetip (A. s. sara)
  • Flora orangetip (A. s. flora)
  • Alaskan orangetip (A. s. alaskensis)
  • Gunder's orangetip (A. s. gunderi)

Anthocharis sara, the Sara orangetip is one of three species in the sara orangetip complex. It is basically a California endemic butterfly with populations extending from Baja California into extreme SW Oregon where it is replaced northward to the Alaskan panhandle by the julia orangetip (Anthocharis julia) . The common name, Pacific orangetip, is obsolete since its implied distribution includes two separate species.

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