Tuesday, 27 December 2016

228. Faunis canens (The Common Faun)

Number: 228
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Amathusiinae
Species: Faunis canens Hübner (1826)
Common name(s): The Common Faun
Photography location: Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

F. canens is my 3rd member of the genus seen in northern Vietnam - the 2 other being F. eumeus and F. excelsa.

Five species of Faunis have been recorded in Vietnam viz. F. eumeus (N. and C. Vietnam), F. canens (N. and C.), F. excelsa (N. and C.), F. bicoloratus (C.) and F. centrala (C.). Centrala and excelsa have Up of both wings grey. The 3 other species have brown Up.  

Faunis canens is recorded from North and central Vietnam (to Quang Tri Prov.).

Faunis canens, Tam Dao (900m asl, September 2016)
Un both wings with very small and nearly equal whitish or yellowish dot-like spots

Butterflies of Vietnam, Vol. 3: Nymphalidae: Danainae; Amathusiinae (A.L. Monastyrskii, 2011)

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