Dark Clouded Yellow


  • Common Name : Dark Clouded Yellow
  • Scientific Name : Colias electo fieldi (Menetries)
  • Family : PIERIDAE
  • Wingspan : 54-65mm
  • Colour : Easily identifiable by the bright yellow colouring. The upper side is golden yellow with a broad black margin on all four wings; underside yellowish with silvery spots.
  • Habit : A very common butterfly of throughout the hilly region of Darjeeling district; found in the forest clearings or in the open meadows; visits various species of low growing flowers such as Taraxacum officinale, Gentiana carinata, Primula sp. etc.
  • Larval Host Plants : leguminous plants
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal