Tuesday, 6 December 2016

213. Lethe verma stenopa (The Straight-banded Treebrown)

Number: 213
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Satyriinae
Species: Lethe verma stenopa Fruhstorfer, 1908
Common name(s): The Straight-banded Treebrown
Photography location: Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

This is my 8th Lethe species seen in Vietnam... but 39 are listed in "Butterflies of Vietnam, an illustrated checklist" (Monastyrskii  & Devyatkin, 2016)... arghhh !!!

Lethe verma stenopa, Tam Dao, 25th August 2016
L. confusa and L. verma are very similar but the latter show HW weakly toothed at vein 4 (making the HW appear more rounded), HW subbasal whitish line zigzag, not as straight as that of confusa

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