Saturday, 25 July 2015

26. Cepora nadina nadina (The Lesser Gull)

Number: 26
Family: Pieriidae
Sub-Family: Pieriinae
Species: Cepora nadina nadina (Lucas, 1852)
Common name(s): The Lesser Gull
Photography location: Xuan Son N.P. (Phu Tho Prov.)

The genus Cepora is represented in Vietnam by 3 species – nerissa, nadina and iudith (Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2016). C. iudith has only been recorded in the south of the country whereas the first two are widespread.

A nice variety of Pierid butterflies seen mud-puddling at riverbank in the heat of Xuan Son National Park in June 
Cepora nadina is in the middle of the image, with Appias galba (Indian Orange Albatross), Appias indra (Plain Puffin) and Appias albina (Common Albatross)

with Appias albina (Common Albatross) and Ixias pyrene (Yellow Orange Tip)

with Appias lyncida (Chocolate Albatross)

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