Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Salome Yellow
Eurema salome (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1861)

Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Identification: Wings yellow, upper surface of forewings with black margins projecting into yellow ground. Male has black border on hindwings, female is lacking border. Both sexes with tail-like hindwing projections.
Wing Span: 1 7/8 - 2 1/4 inches (4.7 - 5.7 cm).
Life History: None reported.
Flight: August-September in South Texas, all year in tropics.
Caterpillar Hosts: Diphysa in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from a wide variety of flowers.
Habitat: Forest openings and edges; roadcuts.
Range: Peru northward through tropical America; extremely rare migrant to lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Conservation: Not required for rare vagrant.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
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