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clouded yellow

Line breaks: cloud¦ed yel¦low

Definition of clouded yellow in English:


A migratory Old World butterfly which has yellowish wings with black margins.
  • Genus Colias, family Pieridae: several species, in particular C. croceus
Example sentences
  • Here is a photograph of one of the clouded yellows, and here Matt photographing the same butterfly.
  • The only previous record for clouded yellows on Bottom Field is two in 2003.
  • I counted 4 clouded yellows and 1 red admiral and there were numerous common darters and migrant hawkers.

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