Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Colias
Family: Pieridae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
electo
Sub Species
electo
NOTES

Probably the commonest and most widespread butterfly in the country. The larvae of this species are often a pest as they feed on lucerne or clover.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1763)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The males are an overall orange colour and most of the females resemble the males but there is also a greyish-white form of female
Colour: Orange
Notes: Patterned in orange and black or grey and black
Colour: Patterned
Notes: Some females are grey
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Clouded yellow
Lucerne butterfly
Butterfly
Habitat
NOTES: Most commonly seen in farm fields in the Woodlands area where many hundreds may be seen flitting just above the ground
HABITAT NAME: Farm lands
NOTES: Sometimes seen flying in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Papilio electo



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