Friday, 24 July 2015

24. Caleta roxus (The Straight Pierrot)

Number: 24
Family: Lycaeniidae
Sub-Family: Polyommatiinae
Species: Caleta roxus (Godart 1824)
Common name(s): The Straight Pierrot
Photography location: Huu Lien N.R. (Lang Son Prov.), Hanoi City 

 The genus Caleta is represented in Vietnam by 2 species - roxus and elna

 Caleta roxus, Huu Lien, August 2015
The broad black band at the base of both wings is straight in Caleta roxus, whereas it is 'elbowed' in Caleta elna (Tam Daon August 2015)

Caleta roxus, Hanoi, October 2016 (certainly a vagrant/migrant)

Caleta roxus, Hanoi, October 2016

A specimen perched on my toes during a trip to Huu Lien

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