Sunday, 30 August 2015

130. Cyrestis themire vatinia (The Little Map)

Number: 130
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Cyrestiinae
Species: Cyrestis themire vatinia Fruhstorfer, 1901
Common name(s): The Little Map
Photography location: Cuc Phuong N.P. (Ninh Binh Prov.)

The genus Cyrestis (“Maps”) comprises around 25 species, all except one (C. camillus/African Map) from Oriental Region. According to Monastyrskii & Devyatkin (2016), 4 Cyrestis species are currently known in Vietnam viz. themire, cocles, thyodamas and nivea
C. themire ranges from Myanmar to Indonesia.

 Cyrestis themire vatinia puddling on the forest floor, Cuc Phuong N.P.

 Cyrestis themire vatinia, underwing pattern

 C. themire (left) with a Marbled Map (C. cocles).

 One C. themire with three C. cocles.

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