Monday, 31 August 2015

131. Cyrestis cocles cocles (The Marbled Map)

Number: 131
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Cyrestiinae
Species: Cyrestis cocles cocles (Fabricius, 1787)
Common name(s): The Marbled 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. cocles ranges from N.-E. India to Borneo.

Puddling congregation of Cyrestis cocles in forest - high density!

Cyrestis themire (Little Map - left) and C. cocles 

Three species of Cyrestis: C. themire (Little Map, left), C. thyodamas (Common Map) and C. cocles.

A much paler specimen (dry season form?).

Often rest beneath leaves with wings outspread

No comments:

Post a Comment