Monday, 3 April 2017

264. Pelopidas assamensis (The Great Swift)

Number: 264
Family: Hesperiidae
Sub-Family: Hesperiinae
Species: Pelopidas assamensis (de Nicéville, 1882)
Common name(s): The Great Swift
Photography location: Ba Vi foothills (Hanoi)

Six species of Pelopidas are currently known to occur in Vietnam viz. agna, mathias, subochracea, conjuncta, sinensis & assamensis. The latter is the largest species of the genus and is therefore quite distinct when seen in the wild.

Pelopidas assamensis, Ba Vi foothills (April 2017)
I'm pretty sure this is the correct ID - unfortunately, I was unable to catch it to examine upperwing pattern

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