Wednesday, 1 February 2017

246. Taxila dora

Number: 246
Family: Riodiniidae
Sub-Family: Riodiniinae
Species: Taxila dora (Fruhstorfer, 1904)
Common name(s): The Dora's Harlequin (?)
Photography locations: Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

Monastyrskii & Devyatkin (2016) listed 3 Taxila species in Vietnam viz. haquinus berthae, dora and hainana - the first one only recorded from the South.

Fruhstorfer described Taxila dora from two males, one from "Than-moi", Lang Son Prov. near the Chinese border, and the other from Chiem-Hoa, Tuyen Quang Prov., both locations in North Vietnam and north of the Red River.  

Taxila dora is a restricted-range species (Indochinese endemic) only recorded from N. Laos, N. & C. Vietnam (to Khanh Hoa Prov.). Can be encountered locally from sea level to 1700m in primary evergreen forest, and occasionally in secondary forest.

Male Taxila dora, Tam Dao, 900m asl (June 2016)

Another specimen, from Tam Dao foothills (July 2016)

No comments:

Post a Comment