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Colias Fabricius 1807

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Coliadinae

Introduction

An almost cosmopolitan genus, ranging from Patagonia to the Arctic, to Africa, China and India. Larvae feed on vetches and other legumes.

References

Ackery PR, Smith CR, and Vane-Wright RI eds. 1995. Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.

Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

Layberry RA, Hall PW, and LaFontaine JD. 1998. The butterflies of Canada. University of Toronto Press, Toronto.

Tuzov VK, Bogdanov PV, Devyatkin AL, Kaabak LV, Korolev VA, Murzin VS, Samodurov GD, and Tarasov EA. 1997. Guide to the butterflies of Russia and adjacent territories (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera). Pensoft, Sofia.

Information on the Internet

Title Illustrations
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Scientific Name Lepidoptera:Pieridae: Colias hyale
Location Castel d’Aiano, Bologna Province, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 2005 Cesare Brizio
Scientific Name Colias philodice
Acknowledgements Photograph courtesy InsectImages.org (#2158040)
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © David Cappaert
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