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.
hybrid offerings, The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias reports.
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.
Orange, Clouded, and Dainty Sulphur butterfly species (Colias eurytheme, C.
Effects of Melia azedarach extract on Cotesia ayerza, parasitoid of the alfalfa defoliator Colias lesbia.
Silver nanoparticles as an antimicrobial agent: A case study on Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia colias models for Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Los palpos labiales en Prestonia guardan la misma proporcion observada por este autor y por Miller (1987) para otras pieridas (Dismorphia Hubner, 1816, Colias Fabricius, 1807 y Pieris Schrank, 1801; con excepcion de Euchloe Hubner, 1819, en este ultimo autor) en cuanto a la longitud de sus artejos.