Colias croceusWingspan: 57 - 62mm
Deep lemon yellow wings, edged with a thin pink border. The forewing has a central black spot, the hindwing has a two white circles edged with reddish brown resembling a figure eight.
This migratory butterfly reaches British shore in mid-May with a peak in numbers in July. The second brood peak is larger in number and occurs in October.
Larval Food Plants
Cliff tops, flowering downland, and clover fields
Migrant, sometimes scarce, other years fairly numerous.
Earliest County record 6th April 2007
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