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Clouded Yellow; Amarilla

Colias crocea


Small butterfly of the Pieridae family. The upperside is golden to orange-yellow with a broad black margin on all four wings and a black spot near the centre forewing. The underside lacks the black borders and is lighter, with a more greenish tint, particularly on the forewings. In the forewing underside is the same dark spot as on the upperside, but often with a light centre; the hindwing underside has a white centred spot, often with a smaller white or dark dot immediately above it. Females differ from the males in having yellow spots along the black borders on the upperside.


Spotted at a pine tree forest. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama


Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 1400. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired. DSC_1992

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Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.79, Long: -4.07

Spotted on Jun 13, 2018
Submitted on Nov 23, 2018

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