Colias croceus [crocea] (Fourcroy 1785) (Family Pieridae)


Male

Female

Couple

Forewing Length: 23-27mm; Wingspan: 35-50mm; Proboscis Length: 15mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
(7 - 10 Days) May - April ? April - October
(Earliest: 25.7)
(2 - 4 Generations)
Migratory

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous)

Several Fabaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Lotus corniculatus Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Hieracium murorum Nectar

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Colias croceus
UK Butterflies Clouded Yellow
Nature Spot: Clouded Yellow - Colias croceus


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