Colias alexandra

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Pieridae
Subfamilia: Coliadinae
Genus: Colias
Species: Colias alexandra
Subspecies: C. a. alexandra – C. a. altamont – C. a. altiplano – C. a. apache – C. a. astraea – C. a. columbiensis – C. a. edwardsii – C. a. pseudocolumbiensis


Colias alexandra W.H. Edwards, 1863

Type locality: USA, Colorado, T.L. Front Range, west of Denver.

Lectotype: CMNH. male ♂. (designated by F. Brown (1973), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 99(1): 62).


  • Grieshuber, J. & Lamas, G., 2007: A Synonymic List of the Genus Colias Fabricius, 1807 (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 097: 131- 171. Full article: [1].