Attributes of Eurema daira

Barred Yellow
Eurema daira (Godart, 1819)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Identification: Males and females differ; plus 2 seasonal forms. Upperside of male forewing yellow with black bar along inner edge and a large black area at apex. Female varies from yellow to white; forewing with gray-black on apex and black patch on outer edge of hindwing. Summer (wet season) form is smaller with more extensive black areas. Underside hindwing of summer form is satiny white; that of winter form is brick red or tan with two small black spots in cell. In southern Florida, some individuals have white hindwings.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 5/8 inches (3.2 - 4.1 cm).
Life History: Males patrol open areas for females. Females lay single eggs on the terminal growth of host plants. Caterpillars eat leaves. Non-reproductive dry season adults overwinter.
Flight: Throughout the year in the Deep South, late summer and fall as vagrant.
Caterpillar Hosts: Pencil flower (Stylosanthes biflora), joint vetches (Aeschynomene species), and other plants in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from a great variety of flowers including joint vetches and shepherd's needle.
Habitat: Tropical and subtropical dunes, pastures, open pine woods.
Range: Argentina north to the United States Deep South; stray to southern Arizona, South Dakota, South Texas, and Washington, D. C.
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: None reported.
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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 31, 2014 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States July 31, 2014 Details
December 13, 2013 DJHiker Sancti Spiritus, Cuba March 02, 2014 Details
December 20, 2013 DJHiker Cienfuegos, Cuba March 02, 2014 Details
February 15, 2014 Doug Taron Jalisco, Mexico February 23, 2014 Details
October 28, 2013 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States February 14, 2014 Details
January 09, 2014 BabcockWebb Collier County, Florida, United States January 11, 2014 Details
December 05, 2013 hunter58 Pinellas County, Florida, United States December 19, 2013 Details
March 09, 2013 J_Martineau Lee County, Florida, United States December 03, 2013 Details
October 26, 2013 annhsatt Hillsborough County, Florida, United States October 29, 2013 Details
October 25, 2013 annhsatt Polk County, Florida, United States October 29, 2013 Details
October 04, 2013 Loret_in_Florida Osceola County, Florida, United States October 08, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 Nancee Cobb Bay County, Florida, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 annhsatt Polk County, Florida, United States August 11, 2013 Details
July 16, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States July 31, 2013 Details
February 27, 2013 Alicia Jackson Muscogee County, Georgia, United States May 13, 2013 Details
February 07, 2013 suedavies28 Orange County, Florida, United States March 09, 2013 Details
November 12, 2012 swittwa Sarasota County, Florida, United States January 02, 2013 Details
November 22, 2012 jwunder3 Orange County, Florida, United States December 07, 2012 Details
November 22, 2012 toddewen Hillsborough County, Florida, United States December 07, 2012 Details
November 04, 2012 Gary Jue Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 03, 2012 Details
May 19, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 18, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 26, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 15, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 28, 2007 legacy.reporter (Karen LeMay) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 30, 2007 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 11, 2012 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States November 12, 2012 Details
September 11, 2012 Rose A. Payne Jones County, Georgia, United States November 01, 2012 Details
September 16, 2012 Rose A. Payne Georgia, Taylor County, United States October 29, 2012 Details
September 01, 2012 Roy Brown Glynn County, Georgia, United States September 21, 2012 Details
August 20, 2012 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States August 27, 2012 Details
May 22, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras May 22, 2012 Details
January 18, 2012 jomarlin Sarasota County, Florida, United States February 27, 2012 Details
September 04, 1976 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 05, 2011 Wibada St Lucie County, Florida, United States September 11, 2011 Details
May 08, 2011 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Hale County, Alabama, United States May 31, 2011 Details
November 11, 2010 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States May 19, 2011 Details
December 01, 2010 afleishman Sonora, Mexico May 03, 2011 Details
March 22, 2011 legacy.reporter (Wayne Barger and Brian Holt) Pike County, Alabama, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 21, 1992 legacy.reporter (B. Grooms) Dare County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Polk County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Avery County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gaston County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Martin County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (GSMNP) Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Wake County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
March 22, 2011 legacy.reporter (Wayne Barger and Brian Holt) Pike County, Alabama, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 08, 1010 legacy.reporter (Wayne Barger and Brian Holt) Baldwin County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2010 Details