Colias alfacariensis
         
Berger's Clouded Yellow  
Le Fluoré  
           
 
 
  
 
 
   
1] male of Colias alfacariensis - Haute Saône (France) - 06/09/2009
The brims of the forewing are typically rounded (costa and brim at the rear part of the wing) and so is the apex

 
  2] male - Ain (France) - 24/04/2009
The brim at the rear part of the forewing is more straight compared with that of the specimen shown on picture 1] ;  the grey scales on the hindwing are dense and cover all the surface (especially the area from the base of the wing to the row of submarginal spots)
 
       
       
   
3] male - Var (France) - 19/05/2009
 
 
  4] male attempting to seduce a female - Haute Saône (France) - 22/08/2009. The colour of the spot on the hindwing is vivid orange and this marking is rather large  
       
       
   
5] male during courting - Doubs (France) - 11/09/2008
 
  6] same scene as 5] (an unidentified creature took off at the same time, which lead to the dark thing that masked the wing patterns)  
       
       
   
7] male - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008   8] male - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008  
       
       
   
9] male - Jura (France) - 21/08/2008   10] male - Var (France) - 27/04/2011  
       
       
   
11] male just after mating with the female from picture 12] - Doubs (France) - 16/09/2008    12] female just after mating with the male from picture 11]
 
 
       
       
   
13] mating pair - Haute Saône (France) - 19/09/2009   14] same scene as 13]  
       
       
   
15] male and female - Haute Saône (France) - 06/09/2009   16] closer view of female of picture 15]  
       
       
   
17] female - Haute Saône (France) - 19/09/2009   18] female - Côte d'Or (France) - 28/05/2008  
       
       
   
19] female during courting with a male - Doubs (France) - 11/09/2008   20] female - Doubs (France) - 11/09/2008
 
 
       
       
   
21] female - Drôme (France) - 18/05/2009   22] female - Var (France) - 29/04/2012  
       
       
   
23] female - Côte d'Or (France) - 03/06/2008   24] female - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008  
       
       
   
25] female - Côte d'Or (France) - 28/08/2008   26] same individual as 25]  
       
       
   
27] female of Colias alfacariensis teased by a male Colias hyale - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008   28] closer view of the female from the scene 27], showing the vivid orange tint of the spot on the hindwing  
       
       
   
29] same scene as 27] with the male Colias hyale showing its upperside   30] underside of the female from the scene 27]
 
 
       
       
   
31] female - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008
 
  32] same female as 31] laying on Hippocrepis comosa - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008  
       
       
   
33] female laying on Hippocrepis comosa - Doubs (France) - 19/09/2009   34] egg on Hippocrepis comosa - Doubs (France) - 19/09/2009
 
 
       
       
   
35] young caterpillar with a dark head and inconspicuous yellow bands on the back - Haute-Saône (France) - 06/04/2010   36] same individual as 35]
 
 
       
       
   
37] caterpillar - Haute-Saône (France) - 17/04/2010   38] same individual as 37]  
       
       
   
39] mature caterpillar - Doubs (France) - 23/04/2010   40] same individual as 39]  
       
       
   
41] mature caterpillar found on Hippocrepis comosa - Var (France) - 08/06/2014   42] young caterpillar found near heads of Hippocrepis comosa in early Spring - Var (France) - 23/03/2014  
       
       
   
43] same caterpillar as 42]    44] same caterpillar as 42] - 02/04/2014  
       
       
   
45] same caterpillar as 42], ready to pupate - 07/04/2014   46] newly formed chrysalis - 08/04/2014  
       
       
     
47] same chrysalis as 46] - 10/04/2014      
       
       
       
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