Colias australis (VERITY, 1911)

Berger's Clouded Yellow

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Photo © by Mario Maier. Colias australis, June 1993, Großenohe / Bavaria

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pointer.gif (1285 Byte) Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
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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.

Flight period:
Two or three broods from May to October.

Larval host plants:
Hippocrepis comosa.

Red List Germany: 3

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