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Colias croceus

Clouded Yellow

Field Notes

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Var, France, July 2010

 

Valais, Switzerland, November 2010

 

Valais, Switzerland, November 2010

Courtship and coupling.

 

Vaud, Switzerland, September 2009

 

Bouches du Rhône, France, July 2009

 

Valais, Switzerland, February 2007

 

Vaud, Switzerland, May 2010

 

Valais, Switzerland, June 2007

 

Vaud, Switzerland, July 2006

Female of the white form helice.

 

Lesbos, Greece, April 2005

 

Crete, June 2004

 

Crete, June 2004

 

Macedonia, Greece, July 2000

Female upperside - only ever possible to see during courtship

 

Macedonia, Greece, July 2000

Male approaches

 

Macedonia, Greece, July 2000

Another approach

 


This is a strong migrant that most years reaches as far as northern France and southern England, sometimes much further north into Scotland and Ireland. Number fluctuate with each year, some years being remembered as "Clouded Yellow Years".

They are very regular further south and can be found in most habitats and most altitudes although they decrease in numbers with increasing altitude. They fly very fast and settle only briefly for nectar when they are usually too alert to approach for photography. Consequently I have few picture but I'm sure this will improve this season with a bit of effort on my part!

 

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