Butterfly - Clouded Yellow
Taken at Newport Wetlands on 27th July 2014 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Butterfly - Clouded Yellow
Species:
Order:
Family:
Colias croceus.
Lepidoptera.
Pieridae.
Food:
Wingspan:
Male:


Female:

Flies/Found:
Feature:
A variety of leguminous plants, namely Faboideae.
25 - 62 mm.
The upperside is golden to orange yellow with a broad black margin on all four wings and a black spot near the centre forewing. The underside lacks the black borders and is lighter, with a more greenish tint, particularly on the forewings.
Females differ from the males in having yellow spots along the black borders on the upperside.
Can be seen as late as November.
A migrant. In some years mass migration occurs.