Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea annickae)

Widespread and locally common in NC, this species generally has only one brood and can be found flying in March & April. Males have orange tips to the forewings but females lack orange (usually). According to Ron Gatrelle, A. midea annickae, in which the orange tip does not reach the black spot on the forewing as shown here, is the subspecies found throughout NC except for the lower coastal regions where A. m. midea is found. Also note that A. midea annickae does not show yellow orange scales at the outer margin of the upperside hindwings as is found in A. m. midea.
Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)

Falcate Orangetips in courtship


Orange Co., NC
4 Apr 2005

Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea) Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)
Occoneechee SNA, Orange Co., NC
20 Mar 2005
Occoneechee SNA, Orange Co., NC
20 Mar 2005

Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea) Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)
Male
Occoneechee SNA, Orange Co., NC
20 Mar 2005
Female
Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
4 Apr 2005

Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea) Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)
Gates Co., NC
13 Apr 2007
Gates Co., NC
13 Apr 2007

Male
Durham Co., NC
29 Mar 2009

Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea) Male
Gates Co., NC
13 Apr 2007

Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea) Female
Orange Co., NC
31 Mar 2007

Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)
Madison Co., NC
9 Apr 2012

Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)
Madison Co., NC
9 Apr 2012
Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)
Madison Co., NC
9 Apr 2012

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