Attributes of Colias behrii

Sierra Sulphur
Colias behrii W.H. Edwards, 1866

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Identification: Upper surface of male dull green with dark border; pale hindwing cell spot. Female greenish-yellow with dark diffuse border. Underside of both sexes green.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 5/8 inches (3.5 - 4.2 cm).
Life History: Males patrol low to the ground for females.
Flight: One flight from July-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Low blueberries (Vaccinium species) in the heath family (Ericaceae) and gentian (Gentiana newberryi).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Subalpine and alpine meadows, usually above 9000 feet.
Range: Isolated range in California\'s Sierra Nevada from Tuolumne County south to Tulare County.
Conservation: Prevent damage to meadow habitats by trampling or grazing.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
Management Needs: Restrict access to major colonies in Tuolumne and Tioga meadows, Yosemite National Park.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 04, 2012 eal79 Tulare County, California, United States July 17, 2012 Details
July 02, 2012 eal79 Tulare County, California, United States July 16, 2012 Details
July 03, 2012 eal79 Tulare County, California, United States July 16, 2012 Details
June 26, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 27, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 06, 1998 legacy.reporter (Doug Taron) Tuolumne County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 06, 1998 Doug Taron Tuolumne County, California, United States October 18, 2011 Details
July 29, 2007 legacy.reporter (David Shaw) Tuolumne County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 15, 1962 legacy.reporter (unknown) Madera County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 27, 1966 legacy.reporter (R. Holland) Inyo County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
August 07, 1997 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Tuolumne County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
August 04, 1922 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Mono County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
August 06, 1970 legacy.reporter (James R. Mori) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
August 03, 1968 legacy.reporter (James R. Mori) Mono County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
August 13, 1929 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 01, 1956 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 03, 1956 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 14, 1931 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 13, 1950 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 16, 1957 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 04, 1957 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 14, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 19, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 05, 1933 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Madera County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 07, 1933 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 27, 1934 legacy.reporter (Edmund Godwin) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 15, 1957 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 15, 1957 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 18, 1957 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 19, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 20, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 29, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 31, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 03, 1958 legacy.reporter (O. Shields, J. Garth) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 10, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Madera County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 04, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mariposa County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 23, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 04, 1959 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 06, 1959 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 13, 1950 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 15, 2009 Details
August 10, 1953 legacy.reporter (W. McDonald) Tulare County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 29, 1954 legacy.reporter (C. H. Ericksen) Tulare County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 09, 1910 legacy.reporter (V. Clemence) Tulare County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 16, 1915 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Tulare County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 29, 1954 legacy.reporter (C. H. Ericksen) Tulare County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 30, 1965 paulopler (Paul Opler) Inyo County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 30, 1967 paulopler (Paul Opler) Inyo County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 05, 1933 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Fresno County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 04, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Madera County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 04, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mariposa County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details