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Falcate Orangetip

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

Falcate Orangetip Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times

Stage Typical Duration
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