Utah Julia Orangetip
 Anthocharis julia  browningi


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Female - February 12, 2006
fe 127

76 fe2

fe 89



fe mirrored

female after eclosure


Female - February 16, 2006
2-16-06 16th

Male - Eclosed February 7, 2006

male ventral Feb 7, 2006

male February 8, 2006

Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis

Adult Female photos right after eclosure

Female was extracted by Todd Stout on April of 2005  from Taylor Canyon on the West side of the Wasatch Mountains,  elevation of 5300 feet, 1.3 miles North Northeast of Weber State University, Weber County, Utah.  When this pupa began breaking diapause in February of 2006, Todd sent it to me so I could watch its development.   It was kept at a temperature of approximately 75 degrees F., lights on 12-14 hours per day and window shutters open but  with no direct sunlight.   The adult  eclosed mid- morning of February 11, 2006 and was placed in a dark cupboard to allow the wings to harden in a safe place.  On February 12th I was able to photograph her safely.

The Type Locality of A. julia browningi is City Creek Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah; Skinner.  

Host Plants
DYER'S  WOAD - Isatis tinctoria
SICKLEPOD ROCKCRESS - Arabis  sparsiflora
Pinnate or Western Tansymustard, Descurainia pinnata

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