was the first Nilgiri clouded yellow I saw - at Ooty, in the Nilgiri
Hills, the day we arrived. I had particularly wanted to find the
species as it is endemic to the region and the Nilgiri Hills have
special associations for me. As it turned out, it was quite a common
species there, though never easy to photograph.
is another female, showing better the rather elongated shape of the
forewings, characteristic of this species and its close relatives. It
is the same shape as Colias
erate, the Eastern clouded yellow, considered by some to
be the same species.
This is a third female,
taken in bright morning sunlight in Ooty.
this is a male rather late in the evening on a cloudy day - not good
for photography but good for being able to get close to these very
mobile butterflies. It was resting in a churchyard.