Colias myrmidone

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Danube clouded yellow
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colias
C. myrmidone
Binomial name
Colias myrmidone
Esper, 1780

Colias myrmidone, the Danube clouded yellow, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found from Western Asia, through Southern Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary up to Austria and the Jura Mountains near Regensburg in Germany.[1]

The wingspan is 44–50 mm. The butterfly flies in May and again from July to August in two generations.[2]

The larvae feed on species of the flowering plant in the genus Chamaecytisus including Chamaecytisus ratisbonensis, Chamaecytisus ruthenicus and Chamaecytisus supinus.


  1. ^ "Colias myrmidone (Danube Clouded Yellow)". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Danube Clouded Yellow Butterfly - Colias myrmidone - Details - Encyclopedia of Life". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 17 August 2018.

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