Thursday, 30 July 2015

54. Chersonesia risa risa (The Common Maplet)

Number: 54
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Cyrestiinae
Species: Chersonesia risa risa (Doubleday, [1848])
Common name(s): The Common Maplet
Photography location: Cuc Phuong N.P. (Ninh Binh Prov.)

The genus Chersonesia ("Maplets") comprising 7 species, all from Oriental region, viz. rahrioides, intermedia, rahria, peraka, nicevillei, risa and excellens, of which 2 are present in Vietnam – risa and intermedia. Both have been recorded in the 3 main geographic regions of the country, but intermedia is rarer.

Chersonesia risa, Cuc Phuong, May 2013
C. intermedia is similar but the sixth line from base on FW is wavy

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