58.010 .... B&F 1545
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus (Geoffroy, 1785)
Status .....An uncommon (but about annual) migrant to Nottinghamshire, with occasional good years in which it is easier to find. In 12 years regularly recording the butterflies at Eakring between 1998 and 2010, Clouded Yellows were recorded in just 2000 (four records) and 2004. All but one of the five records involved butterflies actively migrating through the area, but small numbers can occur at some Nottinghamshire sites in late Summer. In September 2007, up to four present at Warsop Main Pit Top for several days.
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top September 2007
Early stages                            
Young larvae. Photographed in captivity, December 2021.
Full-grown larvae. Photographed in captivity, December 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Clouded Yellow
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. NBGRC.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated December 2018

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