Wednesday, 29 July 2015

43. Athyma asura asura (The Studded Sergeant)

Number: 43
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Limenitidiinae
Species: Athyma asura Moore, [1858]
Common name(s): The Studded Sergeant
Photography location: Cuu Thac-Tu Son (Hoa Binh Prov.)

The genus Athyma is represented in Vietnam by 15 species – perius, pravara, asura, larymna, kanwa, jina, opalina, orientalis, selenophora, zeroca, whitei, cama, nefte, ranga and punctata  (Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2016).

A. asura is a distinctive Athyma with hindwings showing a series of white postdiscal white spots, each of them bears a small black spots in the middle.

Athyma asura perched on rocks along a stream

My camera bag was a fine bait; this specimen poses patiently while sucking sweat

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