Sunday, 26 July 2015

33. Castalius rosimon rosimon (The Common Pierrot)

Number: 33
Family: Lycaeniidae
Sub-Family: Polyommatiinae
Species: Castalius rosimon rosimon (Fabricius, 1775)
Common name(s): The Common Pierrot
Photography location: Hanoi

At least 5 species of Castalius are currently known viz. rosimon, austini, fasciatus, clathratus and fluvialis. The former is a widespread and common Indomalayan species whereas the latter three are endemic to Sulawesi.

Castalius rosimon, Hanoi, September 2014

Female upperside
Similar to the male but with the black markings broader

Castalius rosimon mating pair

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