First Orangetip!

The first of the season Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea) here at the Museum was seen yesterday, March 6, in Catch the Wind.

The first of the season Falcate Orangetip.

For those of you unfamiliar with this butterfly, it’s a spring flying butterfly and can only be seen for a short period each year. The sighting of this butterfly on Saturday was two days earlier than the first sighting last year.

These butterflies use plants in the mustard family for laying eggs. Not surprising since mustards are late winter/springtime plants.

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