Geoffroy at Fourcroy, 1785 – (Crocea or Limoncella)
Medium-sized butterfly, widespread in Italy, which is very conspicuous due to its vivid colouring. It is a great flier, capable of flying great distances and perfectly traversing the stretches of sea that separate the islands from the mainland. On Elba this species completes at least 3 generations and flies from March until the first days of November, when the temperatures allow it. They preferred semi-open environments, wooded edges, and definitely environments where there are multiple blooms. The male is distinguished by the absence of yellow spots on the black border of the forewings. The caterpillar feeds on numerous Fabaceae, such as clover and alfalfa.