Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Lepidoptera > Family: Pieridae > Genus: Colias > Species: Colias myrmidone

Danube Clouded Yellow - Colias myrmidone (Esper, 1781)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 38 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • cropland
  • grassland
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 4030


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
PLC200004 Poland Puszcza Białowieska Map
ROSCI0035 Romania Cheile Turzii Map
SKUEV0379 Slovakia Kobela Map
PLH260004 Poland Ostoja Przedborska Map
PLH060017 Poland Roztocze Środkowe Map
PLH060043 Poland Lasy Sobiborskie Map
PLH060005 Poland Dolina Środkowego Wieprza Map
PLH240009 Poland Ostoja Środkowojurajska Map
ROSCI0074 Romania Făgetul Clujului - Valea Morii Map
ROSCI0002 Romania Apuseni Map
CZ0624072 Czech Republic Čertoryje Map
PLH060030 Poland Izbicki Przełom Wieprza Map
SKUEV0371 Slovakia Zalostina Map
PLH060031 Poland Uroczyska Lasów Janowskich Map
HUON20018 Hungary Őrség Map
SKUEV0367 Slovakia Holubyho kopanice Map
SI3000221 Slovenia Goričko Map
PLH140011 Poland Ostoja Nadbużańska Map
ROSCI0253 Romania Trascău Map
SI3000270 Slovenia Pohorje Map
PLH060029 Poland Żurawce Map
PLH060045 Poland Przełom Wisły w Małopolsce Map
PLH200006 Poland Ostoja Knyszyńska Map
PLH060032 Poland Poleska Dolina Bugu Map
PLH060010 Poland Kąty Map
CZ0724090 Czech Republic Bílé Karpaty Map
PLH060015 Poland Płaskowyż Nałęczowski Map
PLH060096 Poland Bystrzyca Jakubowicka Map
PLH200019 Poland Jelonka Map
PLH200021 Poland Ostoja w Dolinie Górnego Nurca Map
PLH200018 Poland Czerwony Bór Map
SKUEV0566 Slovakia Beckovske Skalice Map
PLH180055 Poland Enklawy Puszczy Sandomierskiej Map
ROSCI0427 Romania Pajiștile de la Liteni - Săvădisla Map
ROSCI0274 Romania Agârbiciu Map
ROSCI0439 Romania Valea Chiuruților Map
SKUEV2367 Slovakia Holubyho kopanice Map
SKUEV0805 Slovakia Hajnica Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bremvlinder Dutch Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Danube Clouded Yellow English Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Regensburger Gelbling German Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Szalaczkon szafraniec Polish Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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