Thursday, 23 July 2015

19. Zizeeria maha maha (The Pale Grass Blue)

Number: 19
Family: Lycaeniidae
Sub-Family: Polyommatiinae
Species:  Zizeeria (Pseudozizeeria) maha maha (Kollar, [1844])
Common name(s): The Pale Grass Blue
Photography location: Hanoi 

Zizeeria maha is an extremely wide-ranging species recorded from Iran to Malaysia and north to Japan. This species is the largest of the "Grass Blues" (i.e. genera Zizina, Zizeeria and Zizula).
The other Zizeeria species found in Vietnam is Z. karsandra.

Zizeeria maha, suburbs of Hanoi

Male upperwings are is pale bluish white with broad dark border on FW and costal area of HW
Female is pale bluish brown with broad dark borders

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