Butterflies - Mid Wales

Clouded Yellow helice form

The paler form of the Clouded Yellow. This is the uncommon pale form (helice) of the female Clouded Yellow. The topside wings were white. About 10% of Clouded Yellows have this form; the normal females are a richer yellow colour similar to the males.

Name: Clouded Yellow

Latin: Colias croceus

Family: Pieridae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Clover

Clouded yellow male thumbnail