Wednesday, 26 August 2015

116. Mycalesis inopia

Number: 116
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Satyriinae
Species: Mycalesis inopia Fruhstorfer, 1908
Common name(s): ?
Photography locations: Huu Lien N.R. (Lang Son Prov.), Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

Mycalesis inopia is one of the 3 vietnamese Mycalesis (with adamsonii and inopia) in which Up of both wings don't exhibit ocelli.
Until recently, Mycalesis inopia was considered to be a northern Vietnam endemic. Now it is known from Laos, N. & C. Vietnam, S. China, Taiwan. The type locality is "Than Moi ; Chiem-Hoa, Tonkin" (this site is close to Huu Lien N.R.).

Mycalesis inopia, Huu Lien N.R., lowland forest on limestone (August 2015) - with flash

Mycalesis inopia, Tam Dao foothills (September 2016) - without flash 

Voucher specimen from Huu Lien N.R.
Upperwings black without ocelli

Same specimen, underwings 

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