Saturday, 28 January 2017

241. Heliophorus eventa (The Dusky Sapphire)

Number: 241
Family: Lycaeniidae
Sub-Family: Lycaeniinae
Species: Heliophorus eventa Fruhstorfer, 1918
Common name(s): The Dusky Sapphire
Photography locations: Ô Quy Hô pass (Tam Đường District, Lai Chau Prov.)

Monastyrskii & Devyatkin (2016) listed 8 Heliophorus species in Vietnam viz. kohimensis, delacouri, ila, epicles, indicus, smaragdinus, brahma and eventa.

Heliophorus eventa is a Sino-Himalayan species known from N.Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, N.Vietnam, S.China. It is very localised in Vietnam (Lao Cai & Ha Giang Prov.).

Heliophorus eventa, male - Lai Chau, below Ô Quy Hô pass, 1800m asl (January 2017)
Male Up is brown, FW with little green-blue powdering

Another male specimen

Heliophorus eventa, male, underwing pattern

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