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Species Eurema daira - Barred Yellow - Hodges#4243

Sleepy Orange Butterfly - Eurema daira Barred Yellow - Eurema daira Courting Barred Yellows - Eurema daira - male - female Sulphur - Eurema daira butterfly - Eurema daira Barred Yellow - Eurema daira Yellow Butterfly - Eurema daira Butterfly - Eurema daira
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Pieridae (Whites, Sulphurs, Yellows)
Subfamily Coliadinae (Sulphurs and Yellows)
Genus Eurema
Species daira (Barred Yellow - Hodges#4243)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Barred Sulphur
Fairy Yellow
wingspan 32-41 mm
Adult: small, weak-flying, yellow or white above. Female whitish to yellow; male always has a yellow forewing and usually yellow upper hindwing, but white upper hindwing in southern portion of range. Male has a black bar along the upper forewing lower margin. Female may also have a bar especially in summer form, but often reduced to a trace. Winter form is darker, suffused with rusty brown.
Southeastern United States, west to Louisiana and southern Texas, north to South Carolina.
Disturbed open or brushy areas: roadsides, fields, gardens, sparse woodlands.
Adults fly throughout the year in the far south; late summer and fall as a vagrant.
Larvae feed on pencilflower (Stylosanthes spp.), jointvetch (Aeschynomene spp.), and other herbaceous legumes.
Adults sip flower nectar and mud.
Print References
Mitchell and Zim (3)
Works Cited
1.Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East
Jeffrey Glassberg. 1999. Oxford University Press.
2.The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide
James A. Scott. 1992. Stanford University Press.
3.Butterflies and Moths (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press)
Robert T. Mitchell, Herbert S. Zim, Andre Durenceau. 2001. Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press.