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Colias aurorina (Herrich-Schaffer, 1850)

Самец  (Colias aurorina)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Pieridae subfamily Coliadinae tribe Coliadini genus Colias → species Colias aurorina

Species name(s)

Colias aurorina (Herrich-Schaffer, 1850) = Colias heldreichi Staudinger 1862 = Colias libanotica Lederer 1858 = Colias aurorina sovarensis Blom 1979 = Colias aurorina transcaspica Christoph 1889 = Colias aurorina kermana Eckweiler 1979.

Dawn Clouded Yellow


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky.


58—62 mm.

Primary colors

Orange, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Самка  (Colias aurorina)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Размах крыльев 58—62 мм. Крылья ярко-оранжевые или зеленовато-белые (у самок), оранжевые (у самцов). [259]. Peter Khramov.


  • Greece. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: East Caucasian, West Caucasian. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Greece (mainland). [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Южная Греция, Сирия, Турция, Ирак, Западный Иран и Ливан. На территории бывшего СССР — горы Кавказа, Закавказья и Западного Копетдага. [259]. Peter Khramov.


  • Со второй половины мая до конца июня. [259]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Предпочитает склоны, поросшие колючими астрагалами. Внесена в Красную Книгу СССР. [259]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Июль. [259]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Astragalus parnassi cyllenus, Astragalus creticus rumelicus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Колючие астрагалы. [259]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Куколка. [259]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Colias aurorina


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

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Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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25.02.2016 23:51, Peter Khramov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 58—62 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → , . Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → . Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Pupa.

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