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Colias phicomone (Esper, 1780)

Имаго  (Colias phicomone)


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

Species name(s)

Colias phicomone (Esper, 1780) = Papilio phicomone Esper, 1780.

Mountain Clouded Yellow


Zoogeographical regions


Flight time

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Larva lifespan

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Имаго  (Colias phicomone)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Верхняя сторона крыльев зеленовато-желтая, с черноватыми жилками. Светлая перевязь из пятен перед каймой и черное пятно посередине передних крыльев. Испод задних крыльев зелено-желтый, с пятном посередине, обрамленным розово-красным кольцом, отливающим серебряным блеском. Бахромка крыльев розовая. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Germany, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Liechtenstein, Ukraine ?, France (mainland), Switzerland. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал — Альпы, Пиренеи, Карпаты. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Бабочки Colias phicomone летают с июня по август. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеница живет с мая по июнь. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Hippocrepis, Lotus, Trifolium. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Разные виды горошка (Vicia). [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Гусеница темно-зеленая, с белыми боковыми полосками, с желтыми пятнами. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Куколка темно-зеленая с матово-желтыми полосками. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Colias phicomone


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Simon Coombes, Mario Maier.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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