Tuesday, 10 January 2017

229. Deudorix epijarbus amatius (The Common Cornelian)

Number: 229
Family: Lycaeniidae
Sub-Family: Thecliinae
Species: Deudorix epijarbus amatius Fruhstorfer, [1912]
Common name(s): The Common Cornelian
Photography location: Tam Dao foothills (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

The genus Deudorix comprise more than 60 species. Deudorix epijarbus, the only representative of the genus in Vietnam, is a wide-ranging Indomalayan species.

 Female Deudorix epijarbus amatius, Tam Dao, January 02, 2016
An unexpected find in the heart of winter

 Same individual, feeding on Chromolaena odorata flowers

Ditto - showing its underwing pattern
Female Up is brown (darker at termen and costa), whereas male Up is orange-red with a broad dark border at FW termen

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