Wednesday, 25 May 2016

175. Scobura parawoolletti (The Divided Forest Bob)

Number: 175
Family: Hesperiidae
Sub-Family : Hesperiinae
Species: Scobura parawoolletti Fan, Chiba & Wang, 2010
Common name(s): The Divided Forest Bob
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

The Vietnamese populations were earlier listed as Scobura woolletti Riley, 1923, a Bornean species, but are most likely similar to the recently described S. Chinese Scobura parawoolletti.

The skipper genus Scobura Elwes & Edwards, 1897 is a small group of Hesperiidae distributed from North India to the Sunda Islands, Indonesia. Xiaoling Fan & al. (2010) recognized 14 species in the genus, of which 9 occur in Vietnam (eximia, phidita, cephala, isota, cephaloides, coniata, tytleri, phuongi, (para)woolletti)

This tiny skipper keeps to the dark undergrowth of forests
Photo taken in natural light. Reacted immediately to the flash and disappeared into the thickets

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