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Moorland clouded yellow

COLIAS PALAENO

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Moorland clouded yellow

COLIAS PALAENO

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Moorland clouded yellow is a small butterfly in the Pieridae tribe that flies in high summer. The edges of its wings are dark and otherwise yellow on males and white on females. The underside of its wings is yellowish.

Moorland clouded yellow lives mainly on pine bogs. Its area of distribution includes Central and Northern Europe, Siberia and Japan.

The caterpillar of the Moorland clouded yellow is brown when young but later turns green, with a yellow stripe on its side. It feeds only on Bog bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum) leaves, which is why there is a direct relation between Bog bilberry and Moorland clouded yellow occurrences.

As a least concern species Moorland clouded yellow requires no conservation measures to secure its occurrence.

Moorland clouded yellow

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wooddeadwoodstage of developmentkey biotopes
aspen
aspen
1-5y
grove
birch
birch
6-20y
ridge
pine
pine
21-50y
rock
spruce
spruce
51-100y
spring
other
other
stream
swamp
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