Tuesday, 11 April 2017

265. Appias lalage lalage (The Spot Puffin)

Number: 265
Family: Pieriidae
Sub-Family: Pieriinae
Species: Appias lalage lalage (Doubleday, 1842)
Common name(s):  The Spot Puffin
Photography location: Ba Vi N.P. (Hanoi)

The genus Appias is represented in Vietnam by 9 species (and 11 taxa) - lyncida, olferna, galba, albina, paulina, indra, pandione, lalassis and lalage (Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2016).

A. lalage ranges from N.India to Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, S.China, Vietnam (N., C. & S.). This is my 5th Appias species spotted in Vietnam.

Appias lalage, male, sipping nectar from Bidens alba flower (Ba Vi, 500m asl, April 2017)

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