Wednesday, 22 July 2015

11. Stibochiona nicea nicea (The Popinjay)

Number: 11
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Cyrestiinae
Species: Stibochiona nicea nicea (Gray, 1846)
Common name(s): The Popinjay
Photography location: Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

Two species of Stibochiona are currently know viz. S. nicea and S. coresia, the latter restricted to Java and Sumatra.
Stibochiona nicea ranges from West Himalayas to Malay Peninsula.

Male Stibochiona nicea, Tam Dao, 900m asl (July 2014)

Another male specimen, from Tam Dao also

Ditto - photographed on June 2016

 Female Stibochiona nicea, Tam Dao, 900m asl (June 2016)

  Female Stibochiona nicea and Stichophthalma suffusa tonkiniana feeding on tree sap (Tam Dao, 900m asl, June 2016)

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