Clouded yellow

Colias croceus croceus

The commoner of the clouded yellow butterflies with a wingspan of 42-54 mm, females are generally larger, distinctly orange-yellow and black, while some females are white. The clouded lives in many types of habitats, especially farmland, clover and medick fields, grassland, pastures, flowery meadows, and semi-desert. Host plants are represented by legumes, including milk-vetches (Astragalus spp.), crown-vetches (Coronilla spp.), birdsfoot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), red clover (Trifolium pratense), a number of medick species (Medicago spp.), melilots (Melilotus spp.), and vetches (Vicia spp.). This migratory butterfly flies March through November in a number of broods, the flight is described as very fast.

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