Tuesday, 2 August 2016

193. Pithauria stramineipennis stramineipennis (The Light Straw Ace)

Number: 193
Family: Hesperiidae
Sub-Family : Hesperiinae
Species: Pithauria stramineipennis stramineipennis Wood-Mason & de Niceville, [1887]
Common name(s): The Light Straw Ace
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh phuc Prov.)

This large-sized Hesperid is known to occur from Sikkim to Hainan and south to Sumatra.
Four species of Pithauria are recorded from Vietnam - stramineipennis, linus, murdava and marsena (Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2016).

A view of its uppersides showing the cream suffusion on the base of the forewings

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