Moorland Clouded Yellow

Colias palaeno (KO-lee-uss pal-EE-no)

Moorland Clouded Yellow, Poland
Photo © False Apollo
 

Wingspan
Male: 46 - 50mm
Female: 50 - 52mm

Checklist Number
58.010.UKB

Family:PieridaeSwainson, 1820
Subfamily:ColiadinaeSwainson, 1820
Tribe:ColiadiniSwainson, 1827
Genus:ColiasFabricius, 1807
Subgenus:  
Species:palaeno(Linnaeus, 1761)

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Introduction

There are unconfirmed reports of this species appearing on the south coast, between Brighton and Lewes in Sussex, between 1820 and 1840. A single specimen was caught near Lewes in July 1923, flying with Clouded Yellow. Although this species is not particularly migratory, it is believed that individuals may get caught up in a stream of other immigrants. Another theory is that individuals are accidentally imported as pupae, on alpine plants, from the continent.

Colias palaeno

This species was first defined in Linnaeus (1761) as shown here (type locality: Sweden).

Moorland Clouded Yellow - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date (2) [Guy Padfield]

Male
Photo © Guy Padfield

Moorland Clouded Yellow male - Hautes-Alpes, France 8-July-2008

Male Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons

Female

Moorland Clouded Yellow, female July 2013, Switzerland

Female Underside
Photo © Padfield

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History

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

3. Questionable
 

This presence of this species in the British Isles is considered questionable.

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Colias palaeno

Colias palaeno, Finland, Janakkala, 2004-06-25

Photo © JKT
25-Jun-2004

Moorland Clouded Yellow male - Hautes-Alpes, France 8-July-2008

Photo © Roger Gibbons
08-Jul-2008

Moorland Clouded Yellow - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date (2) [Guy Padfield]

Photo © Guy Padfield

Moorland Clouded Yellow - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date (3) [Guy Padfield]

Photo © Guy Padfield

Moorland Clouded Yellow - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date [Guy Padfield]

Photo © Guy Padfield

Moorland Clouded Yellow, Poland

Photo © False Apollo

Moorland Clouded Yellow, female July 2013, Switzerland

Photo © Padfield
05-Jul-2013

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Ovum

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Colias palaeno - Ovum [Wolfgang Wagner]

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Larva

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Colias palaeno - Larva (southern Bavaria, west of Lake Ammersee, May 2013) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Pupa

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Colias palaeno - Puppe [Wolfgang Wagner]

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Aberrations

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Fabricius (1807) Fabricius, J.C. (1807) Magazin für Insektenkunde, herausgegeben von Karl Illiger.
Linnaeus (1761) Linnaeus, C. (1761) Fauna Suecica Sistens Animalia Sueciae Regni. Edition 2.
Swainson (1820) Swainson, W. (1820) Zoological illustrations, or Original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals : selected chiefly from the classes of ornithology, entomology, and conchology, and arranged on the principles of Cuvier and other modern zoologists (Vol.1).
Swainson (1827) Swainson, W. (1827) A Sketch of the Natural Affinities of the Lepidoptera Diurna of Latreille. The Philosophical magazine : or Annals of chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, natural history and general science.