Seq # 450030020

Colias alfacariensis Ribbe, 1905 Species

Last modified: Dec. 28, 2021, 2:20 p.m.

An uncommon and local species in the southern part of Belgium, always associated with calcareous soils. Endangered!


Family: Pieridae > Subfamily: Coliadinae > Tribus: Coliadini > Genus: Colias > Species: Colias alfacariensis
Vernacular names
Zuidelijke luzernevlinder (NL), Berger's Clouded Yellow (EN), Fluoré (FR), Hufeisenklee-Gelbling (DE)
Colias australis Verity, 1911
First mention in Belgium
Berger L. A. 1944a. Espèce nouvelle pour la science. — Lambillionea 44: 9–10. On page 9.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: from end of April till mid June, and from mid July till end of August. In favourable years a third generation occurs from the beginning of September till end of October.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Hippocrepis comosa and Coronilla varia

The larva lives on Hippocrepis comosa. Oviposition on upperside of leaves.

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