Pieridae: Coliadinae

1545 (ABH58.010) Clouded Yellow Colias croceus, (Geoffroy, 1785)

KR07015

near Hampton
near Hampton
 Photo © Brian Stone
near Hampton
 Photo © Brian Stone
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Val Perrin
Old Weston, 4th August 2009
Old Weston, 4th August 2009
 Photo © Kevin Royles


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: M: 52-58mm, F: 54-62mm
Foodplant(s): Lucerne (Medicago sativa), Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), peas (Pisum spp.)
Flying: One generation, late May-October (mainly July-September)
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Flower-rich meadows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 101 (37.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 April to 12 November

Similar Species
Pale Clouded Yellow Colias hyale

Uncommon/Rare
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, yellow, white, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5