Wednesday, 29 July 2015

44. Pseudergolis wedah wedah (The Tabby)

Number: 44
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Cyrestiinae
Species: Pseudergolis wedah wedah (Kollar, 1844)
Common name(s): The Tabby
Photography location: Cuu Thac-Tu Son (Hoa Binh Prov.), Ba Vi (Hanoi)

The genus Pseudergolis comprising only two species, P. avesta from Sulawesi and P. wedah from India to Central China.
Pseudergolis wedah is somewhat uncommon in my habitual butt hunting grounds around Hanoi. Its uppersides could be easily mistaken as a Castor (Ariadne species).

Pseudergolis wedah from Ba Vi N.P. (June 2016)

Two specimens of Pseudergolis wedah extracting nutrients from charcoal - Hoa Binh/July 2013

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