Saturday, 18 March 2017

255. Heteropsis malsara (The White-line Bushbrown)

Number: 255
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Satyriinae
Species: Heteropsis malsara (Moore, 1858)
Common name(s): The White-line Bushbrown
Photography location: Ba Vi foothills (Hanoi)

This species was earlier considered to be part of the genus Mycalesis but phylogenetic studies have re-classified them in genus Heteropsis (Kodandaramaiah et al., 2010).

Heteropsis malsara occurs in N. India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, N. & C. Vietnam.

Heteropsis malsara (December 2016, Ba Vi foothills, secondary vegetation) 
Note underwings basal and discal areas more or less finely striated, the wide postdical band on both wings

Same individual, upperwings
Note the prominent whitish discal band on UpF

Another specimen - wet season form

Dry season form (March 2018, Ba Vi foothills)

Voucher specimen from Ba Vi, underside (April 2017)

Same specimen, upperside

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