Wednesday, 4 May 2016

168. Euthalia alpheda (The Streaked Baron)

Number: 168
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Limenitidiinae
Species: Euthalia alpheda Godart, 1824
Common name(s): The Streaked Baron
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh Phuc Prov.), Hanoi City

The genus Euthalia (“Barons” and “Counts”) is represented in Vietnam by 32 species – a hard genus with many new species described in the years 1990-2000. Identification is confounded by the fact that the males and females of each species are usually very different in colour and pattern, and because several of the species produce a number of different colour forms or morphs. 

Female Euthalia alpheda from Tam Dao foothills, perched on rocks along a stream


Female feeding on a rotten fruit (Hanoi City)

A male from Hanoi City, found in a small wooded patch surrounded by agricultural fields
Same pattern than the female, but smaller and darker

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