Sara Orangetip (LEP24) Anthocharis sara


     In flight this species appears as two little orange flags fluttering on the breeze.  There is a white part connecting them.  A delicate spring butterfly of the West, it lives from the sea to the high mountains.  The male has milky white wings with brilliant orange tip bordered with black.  He sips nectar from wild strawberry.  The female has pale yellow wings, also with orange tips, and her hindwing undersides are delicately marbled with grass-green scales.