Tuesday, 18 October 2016

207. Matapa aria/druna

Number: 207
Family: Hesperiidae
Sub-Family : Hesperiinae
Species: Matapa aria or M. druna
Common name(s): 
Photography location: Foothills of Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

According to Monastyrskii  & Devyatkin (2016), 4 species of Matapa are recorded from Vietnam: cresta, aria, druna and sasivarna.
M. druna can be easily confused with M. aria, but the male of the former has a large & curved grey brand whereas it is narrow in aria
From the shot below, I am unable to come to a firm identification.

Matapa aria/druna, lower slopes of Tam Dao, 18th Sept. 2016
Despite low-light conditions, this photo was taken without a flash in order not to alter the color of the subject.

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