Colias fieldii fieldii  Ménétriés, 1855

ON : Colias fieldii Ménétriés, 1855
OD : Enum. corp. anim. (1):79-80, pl.1, fig.5,♂.
TL : 'Monts Himalaya'
Distribution : S.Iran, India to Myanmar, N.Thailand,
Laos, N.Vietnam.
Colias fieldii fieldii Map


Colias xenodice Felder & Felder, 1859 : Wien. ent. Monats. 3(12):394-395. TL. Assam.
Colias fieldii ♀.ab.leucania Röber, [1907] : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde. 1:68.

Records taken from Literature

Colias fieldii ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 180, pl.63, figs.Pi62,♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai: 'Doi Pha Hom Pok' [Doi Lang])
Colias fieldii fieldii ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 151. (by literature)
Colias fieldii fieldii ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2023.01.11)

[ LAOS ]
Colias fieldii fieldii ; Onodera,2015 : 39, figs.1,♀, 1v♀(Un). (Xam Neua)
Colias fieldii fieldii ; Onodera,2022 : 17, pl.66, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Houaphan: Xam Neua; Phongsali)

Colias fieldii ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 17. (N: Lao Cai ; Ha Giang)


The butterfly is uncommon in montane fields at high elevations (Alt. 2000 - 2200m).
Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from Doi Pha Hom Pok, Chiang Mai. However, this is an erroneous locality; Doi Lang, a mountain on the border between Thailand and Myanmar, is correct. A few records from the area are known until now, most likely a vagrant from Myanmar.


Ménétriés, E.,1855-1857 : Enumeratio corporum animallum musei imperialis Academiae Scientiarum Petropolitanae.
Part I + II. Lepidoptera Diurna. Petropoli (1):16+101pp, 1cpl; (2):96pp, 8 pls.

Felder, C. & Felder, R.,1859 : Lepidopterologische Fragmente. IV.
Wien. ent. Monats. 3(12):390-405, pls.7-9.

Röber, J.K.M.,[1907] : Die palaearctica Tagfalter. Pieridae.
In Seitz, Grossschmett Erde 1:39-74.

2009.11.30 - 2023.03.31.

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