Wednesday, 30 November 2016

210. Euthalia lubentina lubentina (The Common Gaudy Baron)

Number: 210
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Limenitidiinae
Species: Euthalia lubentina lubentina (Cramer, [1777])
Common name(s): The Common Gaudy Baron
Photography location: Ba Vi N.P. foothills (Hanoi)

The genus Euthalia (“Barons” and “Counts”) is represented in Vietnam by 32 species – a hard genus with many new species described in the years 1990-2000. Identification is confounded by the fact that the males and females of each species are usually very different in colour and pattern, and because several of the species produce a number of different colour forms or morphs. 

Female Euthalia lubentina lubentina, lower slopes of Mount Ba Vi, 28th November 2016 
In male, white patches are reduced to small spots

What a splendid fellow - God is the greatest artist! I love particularly the red patches surrounded by black lines.
Photo taken with natural light

A glimpse of the underwings pattern of the same individual, feeding on over-ripe fig

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