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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February 09, 2017 scfl47 Indian River County, Florida, United States February 15, 2017 Details
June 22, 2012 LLJohnson Dominican Republic February 10, 2017 Details
January 20, 2017 the janitors kid Brevard County, Florida, United States January 27, 2017 Details
January 01, 2017 the janitors kid Brevard County, Florida, United States January 08, 2017 Details
March 28, 2016 J_Martineau Lee County, Florida, United States January 05, 2017 Details
December 14, 2016 the janitors kid Brevard County, Florida, United States December 20, 2016 Details
December 15, 2016 the janitors kid Brevard County, Florida, United States December 20, 2016 Details
November 16, 2016 the janitors kid Brevard County, Florida, United States December 08, 2016 Details
November 05, 2016 totonka Palm Beach County, Florida, United States December 08, 2016 Details
November 06, 2016 totonka Palm Beach County, Florida, United States December 08, 2016 Details
November 27, 2016 totonka Palm Beach County, Florida, United States December 08, 2016 Details
November 26, 2016 the janitors kid Orange County, Florida, United States November 27, 2016 Details
November 19, 2016 jwunder3 Orange County, Florida, United States November 22, 2016 Details
November 06, 2016 hunter58 Hernando County, Florida, United States November 10, 2016 Details
November 05, 2016 Nancy Hamlett Escambia County, Florida, United States November 08, 2016 Details
October 23, 2016 the janitors kid Brevard County, Florida, United States October 25, 2016 Details
December 01, 2015 ncrosbyrd Broward County, Florida, United States April 08, 2016 Details
March 20, 2016 DBMACLEAN Citrus County, Florida, United States March 23, 2016 Details
January 16, 2016 mellielong Orange County, Florida, United States January 29, 2016 Details
November 19, 2015 Marcinak Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2015 Details
December 09, 2015 plex1ppus Lee County, Florida, United States December 31, 2015 Details
December 01, 2015 ncrosbyrd Broward County, Florida, United States December 08, 2015 Details
December 01, 2015 ncrosbyrd Broward County, Florida, United States December 08, 2015 Details
October 13, 2015 lmreid71 Polk County, Florida, United States December 03, 2015 Details
November 05, 2015 JeanEvoy Hardee County, Florida, United States December 03, 2015 Details
November 17, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States December 03, 2015 Details
August 31, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States September 01, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 PopularOutcast Alachua County, Florida, United States August 29, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 hgbyrne Pima County, Arizona, United States August 06, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 22, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 22, 2015 Details
April 15, 2015 cyric Martin County, Florida, United States May 06, 2015 Details
January 03, 2015 mellielong Hillsborough County, Florida, United States January 21, 2015 Details
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