Sunday, 2 August 2015

63. Cepora nerissa nerissa (The Common Gull)

Number: 63
Family: Pieriidae
Sub-Family: Pieriinae
Species: Cepora nerissa nerissa (Fabricius, 1775)
Common name(s): The Common Gull
Photography location: Cuc Phuong N.P. (Ninh Binh Prov.)

The genus Cepora is represented in Vietnam by 3 species – nerissa, nadina and iudith (Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2016). Cepora iudith has only been recorded in the south of the country whereas the first two are widespread.

Cepora nerissa feeding on Bidens flowers

Cepora nerissa (foreground), with Cepora nadina (The Lesser Gull)

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