Butterflies - Mid Wales

Clouded Yellow Butterfly

A migratory butterfly. The Clouded Yellow is not resident in the UK but migrates up in varying numbers from North Africa and Spain each year. Good years are known as "clouded yellow' years; the last such one being 2006.

Name: Clouded Yellow

Latin: Colias croceus

Family: Pieridae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Clover

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