Colias pelidne

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Pelidne sulphur
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colias
Species: C. pelidne
Binomial name
Colias pelidne
Boisduval & Le Conte, [1829]
Synonyms

Eurymus pelidne Dyar, 1903

Colias pelidne, the pelidne sulphur or blueberry sulphur, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae found in North America. Its range includes British Columbia across Canada as far east as Newfoundland and south to Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.[1]

Flight period is from late June until early August.[1]

Wingspan is from 33 to 44 mm.[1]

Larvae feed on Vaccinium spp. and Gaultheria humifusa.[1][2]

Subspecies[edit]

Listed alphabetically.[2]

  • C. c. pelidne
  • C. p. skinneri Barnes, 1897
  • C. p. minisni Bean, 1895 forma? accepted as a species by Josef Grieshuber & Gerardo Lamas [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Pelidne Sulphur, Butterflies of Canada
  2. ^ a b Colias at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  3. ^ Josef Grieshuber & Gerardo Lamas (2007). "A synonymic list of the genus Colias Fabricius, 1807 (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)" (PDF). Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft. 97: 131–171. 

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