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|CLOUDED YELLOW (COLIAS CROCEA)|
Colias is a genus of butterflies in the family Pieridae. They are usually called clouded yellows; the North American name "sulphurs" is elsewhere used for Coliadinae in general. The closest living relative is the genus Zerene, which is sometimes included in Colias.
This genus occurs throughout the Americas, including the arctic regions. They are also found in Africa, China and India. Their caterpillars feed on certain Fabaceae, for example vetches (Vicia). While most are thus beneficial by keeping weeds at bay, some occasionally become nuisance pests on crops like alfalfa. In some species, the wings of males have brilliant UV reflection, while those of females do not.
Most if not all species of this genus, as usual for Coliadinae, do not sequester toxins or other noxious compounds from their food plants. They are therefore a well-loved prey item of insectivores as compared to Pieris of the related Pierinae. They make up this disadvantage by being more nimble and better able to evade attacks by would-be predators.
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- [2016-09-20 3:39]
Hi Marius,amazing mating moment caught in the usual perfect way,very high brightness for these butterflies very common in my country too,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2016-09-20 7:34]
What a moment to shot! Nice POV and lovely pastel colors.Great job indeed!TFS
Ciao Marius, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, wonderful bright colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2016-09-20 19:53]
A lovely shot of these two beautiful mating butterflies. I like the way you composed the image, the natural diagonal bend in the branch was a real bonus. Focus is sharp and we see plenty of detail.
Clouded Yellows are very common in Ohio also, yet always a pleasure to view during the summer months.
a super good composition with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou
Beautiful couple. Nice coloured butterfly these "Clouded Yellow". Very nice BG and perfect details.
Thanks for sharing,