Wednesday, 29 July 2015

50. Jamides bochus bochus (The Dark Caerulean)

Number: 50
Family: Lycaeniidae
Sub-Family: Polyommatiinae
Species: Jamides bochus bochus (Stoll, [1782])
Common name(s): The Dark Caerulean
Photography location: Hanoi

 The commonest Jamides species in Vietnam, even recorded in urban wastelands (Hanoi).

A male Jamides bochus
In flight, the intense iridescent blue exposed on the upperside wings is magnificent

A female Jamides bochus

Female, same specimen than above
The male is dark metallic blue above on both wings, whereas the female is paler blue with prominent marginal spots on the hindwings

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