Friday, 29 July 2016

187. Ampittia dioscorides etura (The Bush Hopper)

Number: 187
Family: Hesperiidae
Sub-Family : Hesperiinae
Species: Ampittia dioscorides etura (Mabille, 1891)
Common name(s): The Bush Hopper
Photography location: Cat Ba N.P. (Hai Phong City)

Two species of Ampittia are recorded from Vietnam - dioscorides and virgata. The subspecies A.dioscorides etura is limited to North of the country (and also southern China, Taiwan), and is replaced further south by A.dioscorides camertes.
This small skipper is often seen in abandoned paddy fields.

Ampittia dioscorides etura, Cat Ba Island, secondary forest (July 20th, 2016)

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