Sunday, 23 August 2015

111. Hyarotis adrastus praba (The Tree Flitter)

Number: 111
Family: Hesperiidae
Sub-Family: Hesperiinae
Species: Hyarotis adrastus praba (Moore, [1866]) 
Common name(s): The Tree Flitter
Photography location: Huu Lien N.R. (Lang Son Prov.)

Monastyrskii & Devyatkin (2016) listed 6 Hyarotis species in Vietnam viz. iadera, microstictum and adrastus - only the latter recorded in the north of the country.

First glimpse... This specimen was tucked away deep in the bushes

It was difficult to get anywhere near, but my persistence paid off and I managed to get a decent shot or two... as well as leech bites and scratches everywhere. Totally worth it!

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