Sunday, 3 July 2016

181. Cynitia lepidea cognata (The Grey Count)

Number: 181
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Limenitidiinae
Species: Cynitia lepidea cognata Moore, [1897]
Common name(s): The Grey Count
Photography location: Hàm Yên District (Tuyen Quang Prov.)

The genus Cynitia is represented in Vietnam by 5 species – lepidea, cocytus, whiteheadi, stellata and shigehoi. C. lepidea is the commonest member of the genus in Vietnam.

Cynitia lepidea cognata - male (July 5, 2016)
Photographed in the garden of my mother-in-law. I never thought I would find a new species for my personal list in such a place!

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