Wednesday, 29 July 2015

42. Argyreus hyperbius hyperbius (The Indian Fritillary)

Number: 42
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Heliconiinae
Species: Argyreus hyperbius hyperbius (Linnaeus, 1763)
Common name(s): The Indian Fritillary
Photography location: Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.), Huu Lien N.R. (Lang Son Prov.), Hanoi

Female Argyreus hyperbius - much more beautiful that her male counterpart (Tam Dao, July 2016)

Apical half of Up forewing from about the middle of the costa obliquely to just above the tornus blackish, suffused with purple, and crossed by a broad white band

Female, underwings color pattern (Huu Lien, May 2016)

A pristine male Argyreus hyperbius, from Hanoi City, April 2014 (certainly a vagrant/migrant) 

A tattered, faded male, from Ba Vi foothills (December 2016)

Male, close-up on head

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