Clouded Yellow

Colias croceus

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Buíóg Chróch [IRL]

Le Souci [F]

Wandergelbling [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

Several incl. Hedgerows, Meadows, Woodlands.

Eastern and Southern Coasts.


45-52mm (1.77 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

The number of these migrants visiting Ireland varies considerably from year to year.
The Clouded Yellow has yellow wings with dark brown borders and usually one black spot on the forewing and one orange spot on each hindwing. The hindwing spot is white on the underside.