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Lebanon clouded yellow – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Lebanon clouded yellow

Colias aurorina libanotica

A larger of the clouded yellow butterflies with a wingspan of 50-60 mm, resembles the clouded in shape and markings but of a reddish-orange colour, some are white. The Lebanon lives in a number of habitats, such as farmland, fields, steppes, and dry stony slopes. Host plants in Lebanon associated with this species are milk-vetches (Astragalus spp.). This butterfly flies March through July.

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Attribution: Mehmet Çelik (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

 

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