Saturday, 18 March 2017

256. Mycalesis mucianus mucianus (The South China Bushbrown)

Number: 256
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Satyriinae
Species: Mycalesis mucianus mucianus Fruhstorfer, 1908
Common name(s): The South China Bushbrown
Photography location: Ba Vi (Hanoi), Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.)

Recently this species was known as M. zonata Matsumuza, 1909.
The nominate subsp. occurs in S.E. China, N. & C. Vietnam (to Gia Lai Prov.); the subsp. zonata, in Taiwan.

 Mycalesis mucianus, Tam Dao foothills (November 2016)
Note FW with apex truncated

Another specimen, from Ba Vi foothills (April 2017)

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