Wednesday, 26 August 2015

122. Charaxes aristogiton peridoneus (The Scarce Tawny Rajah)

Number: 122
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Charaxiinae
Species: Charaxes aristogiton peridoneus Fruhstorfer,1914
Common name(s): The Scarce Tawny Rajah
Photography locations: Cuc Phuong N.P. (Ninh Binh Prov.), Huu Lien N.R. (Lang Son Prov.)

Monastyrskii & Devyatkin (2016) listed 6 Charaxes species in Vietnam viz. solon, bernardus, marmax, aristogiton, kahruba & harmodius.

Male specimen found at Cuc Phuong, in a disused building where many dragonflies become entrapped. So far I haven't had the chance to observe a living specimen!

 Female specimen from Huu Lien Nature Reserve, upperside
Bigger than male, HW with a weak tooth at vein 2 and a long spatulate tail at vein 4

Same specimen, underside

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