Sunday, 2 August 2015

64. Hebomoia glaucippe glaucippe (The Great Orange Tip)

Number: 64
Family: Pieriidae
Sub-Family: Pieriinae
Species: Hebomoia glaucippe glaucippe (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common name(s): The Great Orange Tip
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

Large Pierid species. Common and can be seen all year round. Easily distinguished, even in flight, by the large triangular orange marking at the wing tips.

Hebomoia glaucippe puddling at a gravel beach along a stream, with Cepora nadina, Appias galba, Ixias pyrene

Male Hebomoia glaucippe in flight above a puddle party, with some Prioneris thestylis (Spotted Sawtooth), Ixias pyrene (Yellow Orange Tip), Appias albina (Common Albatross), Graphium antiphates (Fivebar Swordtail), Graphium sarpedon (Common Bluebottle), Graphium eurypylus (Great Jay)...

Two males Hebomoia glaucippe
Above, female is similar to the male but orange patch on the FW more restricted, HW with a postdiscal series of large black spots 

Underwings white marked with brown like dried leaf except whitish at the lower portion of forewings
(2 Hebomoia glaucippe at the top of the photo, right and left)

Another puddle party with 1 Hebomoia glaucippe, some Appias galba (Indian Orange Albatross), Appias albina (Common Albatross), Apias indra (Plain Puffin)

Male Hebomoia glaucippe in flight, with Graphium antiphates (Fivebar Swordtail - 1), Prioneris thestylis (Spotted Sawtooth - 2), Vindula erota (Common Cruiser - 3), Appias albina (Common Albatross - 4), Graphium chironides (The Veined Jay - 5)

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