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17 February 2014

Clouded Yellow (Colias croceu), Large / Cabbage White (Pieris brassicae)

Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus) is a small butterfly of the Pieridae family. The upper side is golden to orange yellow with a broad black margin on all four wings and a black spot near the centre forewing. The underside lacks the black borders and is lighter, with a more greenish tint, particularly on the forewings. Females differ from the males in having yellow spots along the black borders on the upper side. Like all Colias species they never open their wings at rest.

Clouded Yellow (Colias croceu) on Dittrichia viscosa (False Yellowhead) flower. (by-nc-nd)

Clouded Yellow (Colias croceu) on Dittrichia viscosa (False Yellowhead, Sticky Fleabane, Woody Fleabane, Yellow Fleabane) flower. (by-nc-nd)

Large White, Pieris brassicae, also called Cabbage Butterfly, Cabbage White, White cabbage butterfly is another butterfly in the family Pieridae. The Large White is common throughout Europe, north Africa, and Asia to the Himalayas often in agricultural areas, meadows and parkland.

Large White (Pieris brassicae), Cabbage White Butterfly on flower.
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