Friday, 9 December 2016

217. Junonia iphita iphita (The Chocolate Pansy)

Number: 217
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Nymphaliinae
Species: Junonia iphita iphita (Cramer, 1779)
Common name(s): The Chocolate Pansy
Photography location: Ba Vi N.P. foothills (Hanoi)

The genus Junonia comprises about 33 species, of which 11 occur in the Oriental region. Of these, 6 are found in Vietnam - iphita, atlites, orithya, hierta, almana and lemonias.
J. iphita is my 5th Junonia seen in the country - the last one in the list being hierta.

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