Nymphalis ulticae chinensis  (Leech, 1893)

Nymphalis ulticae chinensis ♂ Up. Nymphalis ulticae chinensis ♂ Un.
♂, 2006.07.19. Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Vanessa urticae var.chinensis Leech, 1893
OD : Butts. China Japan Corea (1):258, pl.25, fig.1,♀.
TL : Western China.
Distribution : N.Vietnam, China.
Aglais ulticae chinensis map

Records taken from Literature

Aglais chinensis ; Saito et al.,2011 : 48, figs.4A♂,4B♂(Un). (Ha Giang: Dong Van)
Aglais urtica chinensis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 32. (by literature)
Aglais urtica chinensis ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(1):107-108, pl.26, figs.4a♂,4b♂(Un). (N: Ha Giang; Tam Dao)

Specimens Examined

Ha Giang : Don Van. 2006.07.19. 1♂ LC (KS)
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The figured specimen shown above is the first discovery in Vietnam.
Zhang et al.,2020 treated Aglais as a subgenera of Nymphalis.


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Zhang, J., Cong, Q., Shen, J., Opler, P.A. & Grishin, N.V.,2020 : Genomic evidence suggests further changes of butterfly names
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