Monday, 27 July 2015

40. Symbrenthia lilaea (The Common Jester)

Number: 40
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Nymphaliinae
Species: Symbrenthia lilaea (Hewitson, 1864)
Common name(s): The Common Jester
Photography location: Cuc Phuong N.P. (Ninh Binh Prov.)

There are about 14 species in the genus Symbrenthia, of which 4 are found in Vietnam (S. lilaea, S. hypselis, S. niphanda, S. leoparda). The colour and pattern of the dorsal surface is similar to that of Pantoporia species ("Lascars") but the wing shape is much more angular, and the undersides are completely different, being marbled and spotted rather than banded. 

Symbrenthia lilaea, Cuc Phuong N.P.

Note the strong tooth at vein 4 on HW

Symbrenthia lilaea with Cyrestis cocles (The Marbled Map)

Underside ochraceous orange with numerous ferruginous spots and lines, with a dark reddish band from mid-termen of FW to mid-dorsum of HW 

Symbrenthia lilaea is the commonest member of the genus in Vietnam

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