Wednesday, 17 August 2016

204. Coladenia agni sundae/agnioides

Number: 204
Family: Hesperiidae
Sub-Family : Pyrgiinae
Species: Coladenia agni sundae or C. agnioides
Common name(s):
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

According to Monastyrskii  & Devyatkin (2016), 6 species of Coladenia are recorded from Vietnam: C. tanya, C. agni sundae, C. indrani uposathra, C. agnioides, C. laxmi sobrina, C. koiwayai (=C. fenestrata).

According to A. Monastyrskii (pers. comm.), C. agnioides is similar to C. agni sundae, but the male has a conspicuous white dot outward the central brand in the space 1b of the underside of the forewing. My specimen is a female therefore it is difficult to make a conclusion.

Female nectaring on Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis) - Tam Dao (500m asl), mid-August 2016

Same individual, view of the underside pattern

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