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
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mono County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tuolumne County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mariposa County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Madera County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fresno County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tulare County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Inyo County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
July 27, 1991 legacy.reporter (J. & T. Emmel) Tulare County, California, United States August 21, 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
August 15, 1954 paulopler (Paul Opler) Tuolumne County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 15, 1957 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 03, 2003 legacy.reporter (Susan Steele) Tuolumne County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 13, 1970 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 14, 1970 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 16, 1973 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 17, 1973 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 18, 1973 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 23, 1981 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 10, 2004 legacy.reporter (B. Gendron & K. Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 28, 1976 legacy.reporter (P. M. Tuskes) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 12, 2006 legacy.reporter (P. Opler, K. Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 10, 2004 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
July 13, 1976 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 16, 1975 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 07, 1996 legacy.reporter (Bret Boyd) Mono County, California, United States August 21, 2009 Details
August 13, 1950 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Tuolumne County, California, United States October 15, 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