Sunday, 22 May 2016

172. Lethe chandica suvarna (The Angled Red Forester)

Number: 172
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Satyriinae
Species:  Lethe chandica Fruhstorfer, 1908
Common name(s): The Angled Red Forester
Photography location: Ba Vi N.P. (Hanoi)

Lethe chandica is mainly distributed across Southeast Asia and Southern China, reaching as far as Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines and India. It is widely distributed in China, including Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Chejiang, Yunnan and Tibet.

Male Lethe chandica suvarna (Ba Vi, July 2016)
So far I have seen this species at Ba Vi and Tam Dao, in both montane and lowland forests

Close-up on the nice hindwing underside pattern

Female Lethe chandica suvarna (dry season form), a worn individual found at Ba Vi on December 2016
The forewing white band is common to many Lethe females

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