Colias phicomone

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Mountain clouded yellow
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Tribe: Coliadini
Genus: Colias
Species: C. phicomone
Binomial name
Colias phicomone
(Esper, 1780)
Synonyms
  • Papilio phicomone Esper, 1780
  • Colias phicomone f. unimaculata Vorbrodt, 1917
  • Colias phicomone r. alpiumnitida Verity, 1926
  • Colias anticopupillata Verity, 1947
  • Colias bipupillata Mezger, 1932
  • Colias blachieri Culot, 1909
  • Colias derosea Wagner, 1926
  • Colias elegans Schultz, 1904
  • Colias fasciata Ronnicke, 1920
  • Colias flavida Osthelder, 1913
  • Colias flava Osthelder, 1925
  • Colias phicomone f. fleischmanni Stauder, 1924
  • Colias phicomone ab. geesti Neuburger, 1905
  • Colias gynomorpha Verity, 1911
  • Colias albidior Ronnicke, 1920
  • Colias hyalides Verity, 1911
  • Colias incompleta Mezger, 1934
  • Colias lanceolata Verity, 1947
  • Colias obscura Ronnicke, 1920
  • Colias pallida Hoffmann & Klos, 1914
  • Colias passa Verity, 1911
  • Colias phicomone periphaes Fruhstorfer, 1908
  • Colias phaedra Schawerda, 1924
  • Colias porrecta Heinrich, 1930
  • Colias privata Ronnicke, 1920
  • Colias phicomone r. pulverulenta Verity, 1926
  • Colias pupillata Refhous, 1909
  • Colias pupillata Ronnicke, 1920
  • Colias unimaculata Pionneau, 1924
  • Colias phicomone var. saturata Austaut, 1905
  • Colias theia Schawerda, 1919
  • Colias phicomone juliana Hospital, 1948
  • Colias impunctata Verity, [1909]

Colias phicomone, the mountain clouded yellow, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in the Cantabrian Mountains, the Pyrenees, the Carpathian Mountains and the Alps. It flies at altitudes of 900 to 2800 meters.

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The wingspan is 40–50 mm. The butterfly flies from June to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Fabaceae species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Colias phicomone phicomone (Alps, northern Carpathians, northern Italy)
  • Colias phicomone juliana Hospital, 1948 (Cantabria)
  • Colias phicomone oberthueri Verity, [1909] (Pyrenees)
  • Colias phicomone phila Fruhstorfer, 1903 (Kashmir)

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