Saturday, 6 August 2016

199. Cigaritis syama latipicta (The Club Silverline)

Number: 199
Family: Lycaeniidae
Sub-Family: Thecliinae
Species: Cigaritis syama latipicta (Fruhstorfer, [1912])
Common name(s): The Club Silverline
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

Eight species of Cigaritis are known from Vietnam: C. lohita (2 subsp.), C. syama (2 subsp.), C. seliga, C. vulcanus, C. vixinga, C. gigas, C. leechi, C. evansii. In Tonkin (North of the country), lohita and syama are the most frequently encountered.
Cigaritis syama latipicta is replaced further south by C. syama peguanus.

Cigaritis syama latipicta, Tam Dao, mid-June 2016

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