Pieridae: Coliadinae

07021 Pale Clouded Yellow Colias hyale, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1543 (ABH58.011)


General Information

This species is very similar to the Clouded Yellow and Berger's Clouded Yellow.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.

Wingspan: M: 52-56mm, F: 52-62mm
Foodplant(s): Lucerne (Medicago sativa), clovers (Trifolium spp.)
Flying: Two/three generations, May-June, July-early September and October
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Unknown


Coastal cliffs and open downland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.1%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in August 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 August to 06 August

Similar Species
Smolyan Lakes, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 20th June 2013
Smolyan Lakes, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 20th June 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus

Larva Type:
Green, white, yellow, red, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: