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Eurema salome

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pieridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Eurema
Similar  Eurema mexicana, Eurema proterpia, Eurema albula, Eurema daira, Eurema dina

Eurema salome, the Salome yellow, is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. It is found from Peru northward through tropical America. It is an extremely rare migrant to the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas. The habitat consists of forest openings and edges and roadcuts.

The wingspan is 47–57 mm (1.9–2.2 in). The wings are yellow, the upper surface of the forewings with black margins projecting into the yellow ground color. Males have a black border on the hindwings, while females are lacking this border. Both sexes have tail-like hindwing projections. Adults are on wing from August to September in southern Texas and all year round in the tropics. Adults feed on flower nectar of a wide variety of flowers.

The larvae feed on Diphysa species.


The following subspecies are recognized:

  • E. s. salome (Peru)
  • E. s. limoneus (C. & R. Felder, 1861) (Venezuela)
  • E. s. gaugamela (C. & R. Felder, [1865]) (Colombia, Venezuela)
  • E. s. jamapa (Reakirt, 1866) (Mexico)
  • E. s. xystra (d'Almeida, 1936) (Ecuador)
  • References

    Eurema salome Wikipedia

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