Tuesday, 24 May 2016

174. Talbotia naganum (The Dark-banded White)

Number: 174
Family: Pieriidae
Sub-Family: Pieriinae
Species: Talbotia naganum (Moore, 1884)
Common name(s):  The Dark-banded White
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

A mud-puddle party (all males), Tây Thiên (foothills of Tam Dao), 21th May 2016

Male easily recognized by having black apex on UpF which expanding inwards in space 3 to mid-way between termen and the base of vein 3, and with black spots at cell-end and discal area in space 1b; HW unmarked
Female show broad dark bands on FW (hence the english name "Dark-banded White")

Voucher male specimen, upperside

Same specimen, underside

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