The Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea) is mainly whitish in color. The male has an orange wing tip, the female, white. It ranges through parts of the Eastern U.S., from East Texas to Pennsylvania and the Atlantic Coast. The Falcate Orangetip can often be found in open woodlands.
Wing spread: 1.5" - 1.75"
Host Plants: Spring cress and other wild mustards
|Egg stage||4 to 7 days|
|Caterpillar (larval) stage||2 to 4 weeks|
|Chrysalis (pupal) stage||8 to 14 days|
|Adult butterfly stage||6 to 10 days|
Falcate Orangetip Butterfly