Monday, 20 July 2015

10. Ethope noirei (The Starry Diadem)

Number: 10
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Satyriinae
Species: Ethope noirei (Janet, 1896)
Common name(s): The Starry Diadem 
Photography location: Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

Four species of Ethope are currently know viz. E. himachala, E. henrici, E. noirei & E. diademoides. The last two ones are present in Vietnam: E. noirei in the north and center, E. diademoides metayei in the center (Lam Dong Prov.). There is no localities in Vietnam where both species fly together.
E. noirei is a North Indochina/South China endemic.

Ethope noirei, Tam Dao foothills (September 2015)
An incouspicuous species often seen in the darkest corners of the forest near streams

Ethope noirei, upperwings

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