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<strong>Falcate Orange-tip Butterfly</strong><br><em>Anthocharis midea</em><br>Knoxville, TN <br>(House Mountain SNA) - Knox Co.<br>April 10, 2010
Falcate Orange-tip Butterfly
Anthocharis midea
Knoxville, TN
(House Mountain SNA) - Knox Co.
April 10, 2010
After chasing these butterflies for 2 days, I finally managed to get this shot. It is not great, but it beats not having any photo at all! The males are easy to distinguish due to the bright orange tips on the wings, the females do not have these marks.
The caterpillars of this butterfly feed on plants of the Mustard Family.