Sunday, 26 July 2015

32. Sumalia daraxa (The Green Commodore)

Number: 32
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Limenitidiinae
Species: Sumalia daraxa (Doubleday, 1848)
Common name(s): The Green Commodore
Photography location: Cuu Thac-Tu Son (Hoa Binh Prov.)

Four species of Sumalia are currently known viz. S. chilo, S. agneya, S. daraxa & S. zulema - the two latter recorded in Vietnam. 
S. daraxa ranges from the West Himalayas to Borneo. In Vietnam, it is present in the north and center of the country.

A Sumalia daraxa poses nicely while sucking water (Cuu Thac-Tu Son, June 2013)

My sweaty camera bag was a fine bait - but not the best background for nice shots!

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