Wednesday, 29 July 2015

46. Athyma nefte asita (The Color Sergeant)

Number: 46
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Limenitidiinae
Species: Athyma nefte asita Moore, [1858]
Common name(s): The Color Sergeant
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh Phuc Prov.), Ba Vi (Hanoi)

Subsp. asita differs from subrata in having orange outer subapical spots of FW in male, not white.
Like Athyma cama, the two sexes have very different color pattern: male black with white stripes but female dark brown with orange markings.

Male Athyma nefte asita (Tam Dao foothills, June 2014)

A supposed female Athyma nefte asita (Ba Vi foothills, December 2016)
The female A. cama is very similar to the female of A. nefte asita but the bands are narrower & the underside bands well-defined

 Male Athyma nefte asita, upperside

  Male Athyma nefte asita, underside

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