The male is an orangey yellow, with a black edge, with one spot on each fore-wing The female is darker with heavier black markings. The underside is yellow with white eyespot.


Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus)

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Where to sight species

Preferring heaths and open flowery grasslands. This butterfly is a very fast flier.



© Peter Eeles
Sighting Times
Mid Spring to early Autumn.


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