Colias


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Colias

 

Cabbage butterflies, a genus of diurnal butterflies of the family Pieridae. Wingspan, up to 6 cm. The wings are red, orange, yellow, or greenish, often with a black rim on the outer side. Sexual dimorphism or polymorphism is expressed in Colias: the wings of females are paler in color than in males (usually greenish or white), and in some species there are two types of females—for example, in C. aurora, they are red or green.

Cabbage butterflies are distributed in the northern hemisphere; they inhabit chiefly high mountains and the arctic zone. Only a few species are found in plains:C. palaeno is typical of the marshes of the forest zones of Europe and Asia; C. hyale, C. erate, and C. chrysotheme are native to the steppe zone. Some are minor agricultural pests—for example C. hyale and C. erate damage alfalfa, peas, and clover in Middle Asia.

References in classic literature ?
Colia, Gania's young brother, a school-boy of thirteen, shared this room with his father.
After a formal introduction by Gania (who greeted his mother very shortly, took no notice of his sister, and immediately marched Ptitsin out of the room), Nina Alexandrovna addressed a few kind words to the prince and forthwith requested Colia, who had just appeared at the door, to show him to the " middle room.
There's nothing there except this," said Colia, returning at this moment.
Prince, mother begs you to come to her," said Colia, appearing at the door.
Coexpression of three middle wavelength-absorbing visual pigments in sexually dimorphic photoreceptors of the butterfly Colias erate.
Evolutionary relatedness of mackerels of the genus Scomber based on complete mitochondrial genomes: strong support to the recognition of Atlantic Scomber colias and Pacific Scomber japonicus as distinct species.
Age determination, validation, and growth of blue cod Parapercis colias, in Foveaux Strait, New Zealand.
Not specified Type I paralysis quinquemaculata Protoparce Bt crystals General paralysis sexta Antheraea Bt crystals General paralysis pernyi Pieridae Colias Bt var.
W N Pieridae Abaeis nicippe Cramer O N Colias eurytheme Boisduval O N Eurema daira Godart O Y Nathalis iole Biosduval O N Phoebis sennae L.
He went to many different homes with her to party, even the home of Chabrias of Aexone, when, in the archonship of Socratidas, he came first at the Pythian games with the four-horse chariot which he had bought from the sons of Mitys, the Argive, and returning from Delphi he held a victory celebration at Colias, and many there had sex with her, drunk from the wine, while Phrynion was asleep--even Chabrias's slaves who had served up the meal.
I will first map the geographical pattern of microbiome diversity in the butterfly Colias eurytheme and examine environmental correlates.