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This butterfly was only recently recognized as a different species. It resembles Colias hyale very closely; only the larvae are readily separable, but the chromosome numbers are identical. Like the other Colias species, Colias australis never rests with his wings unfolded, so that photo-pictures of the uppersides of the wings are not possible under normal circumstances.
Two or three broods from May to October.
Larval host plants:
Red List Germany: 3
1998 - 2005 by Mario Maier
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