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Species Account for Colias croceus

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Colias croceus  (Geoffroy, 1785)
Clouded Yellow
Lepidoptera: butterflies: Pieridae

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Taxonomic group: butterflies (Lepidoptera: butterflies) - County data

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Records: 2626
First Record: 1983
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 55
Pre-1992 hectads: 7
Total hectads: 55

Additional Phenology Data


Clouded Yellow - 20th August 2013
Clouded Yellow - 20th August 2013
Clouded Yellow - 14th August 2013
Clouded Yellow - 14th August 2013
Clouded Yellow 2
Clouded Yellow 2
Clouded Yellow
Clouded Yellow
Colias croceus
Colias croceus

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A migrant species that is unable to survive the winter climate in the East of England. Clover spp. are used as the larval foodplant, particularly Lucerne (Medicago sativa), a fodder crop found extensively on the Dengie Peninsular. First brood migrants are uncommon with occasional sightings in May. Some years have no sightings, but most records are from August to October, with individuals often staying near the coast. The warmth of the autumn sea provides some protection against frost, so some Clouded Yellow survive into early November at locations such as Rainham Marshes. References

Species text last edited on Thu Mar 22nd 2012 by user 745


Broad Habitat Data (based on 30 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2626 records with habitat detail and method information)

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