Wednesday, 22 July 2015

14. Abisara neophron chelina (The Tailed Judy)

Number: 14
Family: Riodiniidae
Sub-Family: Riodiniinae
Species: Abisara neophron chelina (Fruhstorfer, [1904]) 
Common name(s): The Tailed Judy
Photography location: Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.), Lai Chau 

Abisara neophron is very widespread through the Oriental region, from Nepal through the Indian subcontinent, to Indochina and Peninsular Malaysia. Subspecies chelina is found from Myanmar and Yunnan to Indochina and Malaysia.

Abisara neophron chelina, Tam Dao, 900m asl

Easily recognized by a long, pointed white tipped tail on the hindwing formed by an extension of vein M3 and a wide white band crossing the discal area of the forewing from the costa and tapering just before the tornus. Sexes are similar.

Same specimen

Abisara neophron, Lai Chau, January 2017

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