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Colias lesbia vauthierii

Colias lesbia vauthierii

Description:

Adults are nocturnal are yellow-orange. The eggs are elliptical, near the hatching becomes orange. The last instar larvae are 35 mm and are light green with a white lateral stripe plush body. The larval period ranges from 15 to 25 days. Pupate on leaves and stems, held with silken thread, remaining in this state for 30 days. It has a high diversity of natural enemies which causes high mortality in all stages.

6 Comments

Rolo
Rolo 8 years ago

hermosa

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

wonderful!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

¡Preciosa!

thanks Bayucca

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Common name would be: Lesbia Clouded Yellow.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Pieridae, Colias sp., might be Colias lesbia, which is quite common. There are other species in Chile, but some of them are more grayish than yellow.

VIII Región del Biobío, Chile

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 1, 2012

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