Friday, 5 August 2016

196. Hestinalis nama nama (The Circe)

Number: 196
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Apaturiinae
Species: Hestinalis nama nama (Doubleday,1845)
Common name(s): The Circe
Photography location: Xuan Son N.P. (Phu Tho Prov.), Ba Vi (Hanoi)

Recorded from Nepal to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, N. & C. Vietnam, S. China. This species mimics Danaids especially Parantica sita and P. melaeneus, but differs in having submarginal lunules on both wings. 

 Hestinalis nama, Xuan Son, June 2016

 Hestinalis nama, Ba Vi foothills, December 2016

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