Seq # 450030010

Colias hyale (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 8:39 a.m.


A regular migrant throughout Belgium. Numbers fluctuate from year to year. More common in the south of the country.


Details

Classification
Family: Pieridae > Subfamily: Coliadinae > Tribus: Coliadini > Genus: Colias > Species: Colias hyale
Vernacular names
Gele luzernevlinder (NL), Pale Clouded Yellow (EN), Soufré (FR), Weißklee-Gelbling (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 37.
Status

Migrant

A regular migrant throughout Belgium. Numbers fluctuate from year to year. More common in the south of the country.


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults have been seen from late May towards October in one or more generations, depending on good conditions.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Medicago sativa
Host plant (genera):
Trifolium

The larva lives on Medicago sativa, Medicago lupulina, Lotus corniculatus, Trifolium pratense, Hippocrepis comosa, Coronilla varia and Vicia cracca. Normally the larva is not able to survive our winters, but recent studies have proofed that in the extreme south of our country (Torgny), the larva is able to hibernate.

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