Wednesday, 22 July 2015

12. Abisara fylla magdala (The Dark Judy)

Number: 12
Family: Riodiniidae
Sub-Family: Riodiniinae
Species: Abisara fylla magdala (Fruhstorfer, 1914) 
Common name(s): The Dark Judy
Photography location: Sa Pa (Lao Cai Prov.)

According to Monastyrskii & Devyatkin (2016), 11 Abisara species are currently known from Vietnam.
Abisara fylla ranges from Nepal to Yunnan, China and south to Vietnam and Laos. Subspecies magdala (described from a male and female from Chiem Hoa in central North Vietnam) occurs in North and central Vietnam, Thailand, and eastern Laos.

Male Abisara fylla magdala, Sa Pa, 1300m asl (September 2012)
The female shows a broader and white oblique band on FW

Same specimen
Found in disturbed habitas along a stream

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