Attributes of Danaus eresimus

Soldier
Danaus eresimus (Cramer, 1777)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Identification: Upperside is brownish orange, darker at the wing bases; both wings with thin black veins. Black borders of forewings have 2 rows of white spots; white spots are scattered at the forewing apex. Underside of hindwing has black veins; black borders of both wings have 2 rows of white spots. Upperside of male hindwing has a black scale patch. Very similar to the Queen (Danaus gilippus), but upperside of the forewing usually lacks larger white spots below the apex. Upperside is more orange and the wing veins are more defined than the Queen. Underside of hindwing has a band of blotchy pale spots, which are lacking in the Queen.
Wing Span: 2 3/4 - 3 3/4 inches (7 - 9.5 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: From August-December in South Texas; all year in southern Florida, most common from October-December.
Caterpillar Hosts: Milkweeds and milkweed vines.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Open pastures and fields, edges of seasonally dry tropical forests.
Range: Southern Florida and South Texas south through the West Indies and Central America to Brazil. A rare stray to southern Arizona and southern New Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Conserve breeding areas in refuges along the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Taxonomy Notes:

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February 15, 2014 Doug Taron Jalisco, Mexico February 23, 2014 Details
December 14, 2013 plex1ppus Lee County, Florida, United States January 11, 2014 Details
November 09, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States December 22, 2013 Details
December 14, 2013 Sandy White Lee County, Florida, United States December 19, 2013 Details
November 18, 2013 lmreid71 Comal County, Texas, United States November 18, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 sueredfish Florida, United States September 30, 2013 Details
September 22, 2006 sueredfish Florida, United States September 30, 2013 Details
July 25, 2013 bentert Collier County, Florida, United States September 20, 2013 Details
November 26, 2012 Shirley Wilkerson Brazos County, Texas, United States July 28, 2013 Details
July 25, 2013 Sandy White Lee County, Florida, United States July 25, 2013 Details
January 29, 2013 PDunwiddie Lee County, Florida, United States March 09, 2013 Details
October 03, 2010 Doug Taron Veracruz-Llave, Mexico January 22, 2013 Details
October 13, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 26, 2012 Details
September 23, 2012 Tatiana Staats Sarasota County, Florida, United States November 07, 2012 Details
July 26, 2011 Corkscrew Collier County, Florida, United States June 15, 2012 Details
November 12, 2007 dmtaggart Quintana Roo, Mexico August 10, 2011 Details
July 19, 1998 legacy.reporter (D. Carter) New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
November 14, 2008 legacy.reporter (James Monroe) St Lucie County, Florida, United States April 01, 2009 Details
October 11, 2008 legacy.reporter (Bill Berthet) Duval County, Florida, United States January 28, 2009 Details
December 01, 2007 legacy.reporter (Brian Ahearn) De Soto County, Florida, United States February 25, 2008 Details
December 01, 2007 legacy.reporter (Brian Ahearn) Glades County, Florida, United States February 25, 2008 Details
October 01, 1996 legacy.reporter (Derek Muschalek) DeWitt County, Texas, United States December 28, 2007 Details
August 16, 2007 legacy.reporter (Brian Ahearn) Osceola County, Florida, United States November 29, 2007 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 18, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
August 07, 2003 legacy.reporter (Linda & Buck Cooper) Hardee County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
November 23, 2002 legacy.reporter (Linda & Buck Cooper) Okeechobee County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
June 08, 2003 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Texas, Kendall County, United States January 29, 2007 Details
July 24, 2002 legacy.reporter (Bob Muller) New Haven County, Connecticut, United States December 29, 2006 Details
October 29, 2006 legacy.reporter (Bill Dempwolf) Texas, United States, Zapata County November 14, 2006 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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