Butterfly List and Photographs for Southern VietNam and Laos. Glenn Morris. Go to Glenn's Home Page

 

Visits to "Butterflies in VietNam" since Nov 5th, 2014 (counter reset)

This is a list of butterflies I saw in VietNam and Laos in 2008-2019.
Click on the highlighted species name to see my best photo so far.
All photos were taken in VietNam (or Laos) with a lightweight Panasonic DMC-FZ18 camera with up to 23x optical zoom. More recently, using Fuji Finepix HS50.

  • I am grateful to Yukata Inayoshi for correcting my many wrong identifications.Visit his Website

  • Species that appear in "Common Butterflies of VietNam" by Monastyrskii and Devyatkin are labelled "(COMMON)"

  • NEW for June, 2019. Species have been re-ordered following "Butterflies of VietNam:An Illustrated Checklist (2015)" by Monastyrskii and Devyatkin. Their nomenclature has been adopted (with old names in brackets). SEVERAL NEW SPECIES ADDED IN 2019.

  • Location for the photograph is given in brackets []. All are "wild" except "[HoChiMinh-display]" which were taken in a display tent in the city - the exact origin in VietNam is therefore uncertain.

  • Papilionidae

    Golden Birdwing(Troides Aeacus Aeacus) (COMMON) [DaLat, Dong Ha]

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    Common Windmill (Byasa polyeuctes polyeuctes) (COMMON) [DaLat, Cuc Phuong, Yok Don]

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    Common Rose (Pachliopta Aristolochiae) (COMMON) [Yok Don]

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    Common Mime (Papilio/Chilasa clytia dissimilis) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Common Mime (Papilio/Clytia clytia onpape) [Yok Don]

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    Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus) (COMMON) [DaLat, HCM City]

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    Banded Swallowtail (Papilio demolion demolion) [Bao Loc]

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    Red Helen (Papilio helenus helenus) [Bi Doup, DaLat]

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    Yellow Helen (Papilio nephelus chaon) [HoChiMinh-display]

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    Common Mormon (Papilio Polytes) (COMMON) [Cuc Phuong]

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    Great Mormon (male)(Papilio memnon agenor) (COMMON) [Can Gio]

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    Great Mormon (female)(Papilio memnon heronus) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Paris Peacock (Papilio paris paris) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Paris Peacock (Another Photo) (COMMON) [Bi Doup]


  • Glassy Bluebottle (Graphium cloanthus cloanthus) [LoXo]

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    Common Bluebottle (Graphium sarpedon sarpedon) (COMMON) [LoXo, Di Linh, Phong Nha]

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    Common Jay (Graphium doson axion) (COMMON) [NCT, HoChiMinh-display]

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    Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon) (COMMON) [Van Thanh, HCM]

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    Lesser Zebra (Graphium macareus indochinensis) [HoChiMinh-display]

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    Fourbar Swordtail(Graphium Agetes) [DaLat]

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    Fivebar Swordtail(Graphium Antiphates) COMMON [NCT]

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    White Dragontail (Lamproptera curius) (COMMON) [DaLat, Deo Nui San, Cuc Phuong]

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    Green Dragontail (Lamproptera Meges Annamiticus) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Pieridae

    Red-base Jezebel (Delias pasithoe thyra) (COMMON) [Phong Nha]

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    Red-spot Jezebel (Delias descombesi) (COMMON) [HTL, DaLat]

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    Yellow Jezebel(Delias agostina) [Buon Ma Thuot]

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    Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete indica) (COMMON) [HoChiMinh-Zoo]

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    Psyche (Leptosia nina nina) [Tan Phu, Nam Cat Tien]

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    Spotted Sawtooth (Prioneris Thestylis Thestylis) [Di Linh]

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    Indian Cabbage White (Artogeia (Pieris)canidia) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Small White (Artogeia (Pieris) rapae) [DaLat]

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    Common Gull (Cepora nerissa) (COMMON) [Cuc Phuong]

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    Lesser Gull (Cepora nadina) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Another Lesser Gull (Cepora nadina) [Phong Nha]

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    Iudith Gull (Cepora iudith) [Buon Ma Thuot]

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    Chocolate Albatross (Appias lyncida eleonora) (COMMON) [HoChiMinh-display]

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    Eastern Striped Albatross (Appias olferna olferna) [HCM-Van Thanh, Nam Cat Tien]

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    MORE Eastern Striped Albatross (Appias olferna olferna) [Ca Na]

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    Common Albatross (Appias alpina) [DeoBaoLoc]

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    Puffin spp. (Appias pandione/indra) [DaLat]

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    Plain Puffin (Appias indra) [Mang Den]

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    Yellow Orange Tip (Ixias pyrene yunnanensis) (COMMON) [Ban Na Hin, Laos]

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    Great Orange Tip (Hebomoia glaucippe) (COMMON) [HoChiMinh-display]

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    Wanderer (Pareronia anais anias) [Buon Ma Thuot, Yok Don, Nam Cat Tien]

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    Underside

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    Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona pomona) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Orange Emigrant (Catopsilia scylla cornelia) [DaLat]

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    Spotless Grass Yellow (Eurema laeta pseudolaeta) [DaLat]

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    Common Grass Yellow (Eurema hecabe hecabe) (COMMON) [DaLat, Tan Phu, Nam Cat Tien]

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    Changeable Grass Yellow (Eurema simulatrix) [LoXo]

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    One-spot Grass Yellow (Eurema andersonii) [Buon Ma Thuot]

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    Three-spot Grass Yellow (Eurema blanda silhetana) [Cuc Phuong]

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    Nymphalidae

    Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus) [CaNa, Di Linh]

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    Common Tiger (Danaus genutia) (COMMON) [Buon Ma Thuot, Cuc Phuong, Phong Nha, Di Linh]

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    Malay Tiger (Danaus affinis malayana) [Go Cong seashore]

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    Malay Tiger (Danaus affinis malayana) [Can Gio]

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    Dark Blue Tiger (Tirumala Septentrionis) (COMMON) [Cuc Phuong, Yok Don, Con Dao]

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    Glassy Tiger (Parantica Aglea) (COMMON) [Cuc Phuong, Nam Cat Tien, DaLat]

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    Chocolate Tiger (Parantica melaneus) [LoXo, Di Linh, Bach Ma]

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    Chestnut Tiger (Parantica sita sita) [Di Linh, Mang Den, DaLat]

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    Common Crow (Euploea Core) (COMMON) [NHa Trang]

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    Common Crow spp (COMMON) [Buon Ma Thuot]

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    Long Branded Blue Crow (Euploea algea limborgii) [Nam Cat Tien]

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    Double-branded Crow(Euploea sylvester) [Con Dao island]

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    Striped Blue Crow (female) (Euploea mulciber mulciber) (COMMON) [Ban Na Hin, Laos]

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    Striped Blue Crow (male) (Euploea mulciber mulciber) (COMMON) [Dinh Quan]

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    Striped Blue Crow (upper) (Euploea mulciber mulciber) (COMMON) [LoXo]

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    Malayan/Blue Spotted Crow (Euploea midamus midamus) [Ban Na Hin, Laos]

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    Blue-branded King Crow (Euploea eunice coelestis) [Dinh Quan]

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    Satyrinae

    Blue Kaiser(Penthema Darlisa annamitica) [Nam Cat Tien]

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    Evening Brown (Melanitis Leda or zitenius) [DaLat]

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    Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra) (COMMON) [Tra O, DaLat, Song Tri]

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    Straight-banded Tree Brown (Lethe verma stenopa) (COMMON) [DaLat, Deo Nui San]

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    Banded Tree Brown (Lethe confusa confusa) (COMMON) [DaLat, Deo Nui San]

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    Nigger (Orsotriaena medus: not a politically-correct creature) (COMMON) [Buon Ma Thuot, Yok Don]

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    Lilacine Bush Brown (Mycalesis Francisca) [DaLat, Deo Nui San]

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    Dark Branded Bush-Brown (Mycalesis mineus) (COMMON) [Suoi Ba Ho-Ninh Hoa]

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    Purple Bush-Brown (Mycalesis perseoides) [Cuc Phuong]

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    Annam Bush-Brown (Mycalesis annamitica) (COMMON) [Cuc Phuong]

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    South China Bush-Brown?? (Mycalesis zonata??) [Cuc Phuong]

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    Sylhet Striped Ringlet (Ragadia crisilda) [DaLat]

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    Great Five-Ring (Ypthima dohertyi mossmanni) [Deo Nui San]

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    Common Five-Ring (Ypthima baldus baldus) (COMMON) [Gia Long, Cuc Phuong, DaLat, Lak]

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    Common Four-Ring (Ypthima huebneri) (COMMON) [Yok Don]

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    Ringlet (Ypthima confusa) [DaLat]

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    Amathusidae

    Large Faun (Faunis eumeus incerta) (COMMON) [DaLat, Buon Ma Thuot, Deo Nui San]

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    BaoLoc-Junglequeen (Stichophthalma uemurai uemerai) [HoChiMinh-display]

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    BachMa-Junglequeen (Stichophthalma louisa eamesi) (COMMON) [Bach Ma]

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    Jungle Glory (Thaumantis diores diores) [DaLat, Deo Nui San]

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    Tawny Coster (Acraea violae) (COMMON) [Tram Chim, HCM City]

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    Yellow Coster (Acraea issoria) [Bi Doup, DaLat]

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    Red Lacewing (Cethosia biblis biblis) [NCT, DaLat, Ban Na Hin-Laos]

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    Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane cyane) (COMMON) [HoChiMinh-Van Thanh]

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    Indian Fritillary (Argyreus hyperbius hyperbius) (COMMON) [DaLat, Bi Doup]

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    Royal Assyrian (Terinos terpander blachieri) [LoXo]

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    Cruiser (Vindula erota) (COMMON) [DaLat, Cuc Phuong]

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    Common Yeoman (Cirrochroa tyche) [Con Dao island]

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    Little Yeoman (Cirrochroa Surya Siamensis??) [Nam Cat Tien]

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    Banded Yeoman (Cirrochroa orissa chione) [Bao Loc]

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    Oriental Branded Yeoman (Algia Fasciata) [Deo Bao Lac]

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    The Vagrant (Vagrans egista sinha) (COMMON) [DaNang-Son Tra, Cuc Phuong, Nam Cat Tien]

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    Rustic (Cupha Erymanthis) [Phong Nha]

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    Common Leopard(Phalanta phalanta) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Blue Admiral (Kaniska canace canace) (COMMON) [DaLat, Bach Ma]

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    Common Jester (Symbrenthia lilaea lilaea) (COMMON) [Gia Long, Hue, Phong Nha]

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    Chocolate Pansy (Junonia iphita iphita) (COMMON) [Dinh Quan]

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    Grey Pansy (Junonia atlites atlites) (COMMON) [LoXo, Lak, Yok Don, BaVi, Phong Nha]

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    Peacock Pansy UP (Junonia almana almana) (COMMON) [LoXo, Di Linh, Phong Nha]

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    Peacock Pansy UN (Junonia almana almana) (COMMON) [Nam Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong]

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    LemonPansy (Junonia lemonias lemonias) (COMMON) [DaLat, Nam Cat Tien]

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    Pale Blue Pansy (Junonia orythiya ocyale) [DaLat]

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    Yellow Pansy (Junonia hierta hierta) [Nam Cat Tien]

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    Wizard (Rhinopalpa polynice birmana) [PhongNha]

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    Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina jacintha/bolina) (COMMON) [LoXo, NCT, Yok Don]

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    Autumn Leaf (Doleschallia bisaltide continentalis) [DaLat]

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    Autumn Leaf: Underside

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    Oakleaf (Kallima Alicia Kishii) [DaLat]

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    Little Map (Cyrestis themire vatinia) [Cuc Phuong]

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    Common Map (Cyrestis thyodamas thyodamas) (COMMON) [Deo Nui San, Cuc Phuong]

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    Common Maplet (Chersonesia Risa Risa) [Cuc Phuong]

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    Popinjay (Stibochiona nicea) [Gia Long, Hue]

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    Tabby (Pseudergolis Wedah Wedah) [Bi Doup-DaLat]

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    Orange Staff Sergeant (Athyma cama camasa) [Nam Cat Tien]

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    Small Staff Sergeant (Athyma zeroca galaesus) [DaLat, NCT]

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    Sylhet Green Commodore (Sumalia Daraxa Daraxa) [Bi Doup]

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    White Commodore (Parasarpa dudu dudu) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    The Knight (Lebadea martha martha) [Nam Cat Tien]

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    Common Lascar(Pantoporia hordonia hordonia) [Bi Doup]

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    Common Sailer (Neptis hylas kamarupa) (COMMON) [Pleiku, DaLat, Gia Long]

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    Neptis transita? [DaLat]

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    The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia apicalis) (COMMON) [Nam Cat Tien, Buon Ma Thuot, Yok Don]

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    Common Earl (Tanaecia julii indochinenesis) (COMMON) [Bach Ma, Ban Na Hin]

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    Grey Count (Tanaecia/Cynitia lepidea cognata) (COMMON) [Gia Long, Ban Na Hin, Laos]

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    Banded Marquis (Euthalia/Bassarona teuta teuta) [Phong Nha]

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    White-edged Blue Baron (female)(Euthalia phemius phemius) [DaNang-Son Tra]

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    Fruhstorfer's Baron (Euthalia malaccana malaccana) [Hue-Minh Mang]

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    The Southern Archduke (female) (Lexias dirtea bontouxi) (COMMON) [Nam Cat Tien]

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    The Archduke (male) (Lexias Pardalis Eleanor) (COMMON) [NCT]

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    Common Nawab (Polyura athamas athamas) (COMMON) [CucPhuong, HoChiMinh-display]

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    Great Nawab (Polyura eudamippus nigrobasalis) [HoChiMinh-display]

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    Siamese or Tonkin Black Prince (Rohana parisatis or tonkiniana) [Nam Cat Tien, DaLat]

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    Circe (Hestinalis Nama Nama) [Cuc Phuong]

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    Club Beak (Libythea myrrha sanguinalis) [Bi Doup]

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    Riodinidae

    Dora's Harlequin(Taxila Dora) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Punchinello (Zemeros flegyas flegyas) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Tailed Judy (Abisara neophron chelina) [Deo Nui San]

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    Dark Judy (Abisara fylla magdala) [DaLat]

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    Vietnamese White-spotted Judy (Abisara burnii timaeus) [DaLat]

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    Common Gem (Poritia hewitsoni tavoyana) [DaLat]

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    Common Pierrot (Castalius rosimon rosimon) (COMMON) [Gia Long, Hue]

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    Straight Pierrot (Caleta Roxus Roxana) [Buon Ma Thuot, Di Linh]

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    Elbowed Pierrot (Caleta Elna Elvira) [NCT]

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    Swinhoe's Hedge Blue? (Monodontides musina pelides) [DaLat]

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    Common Hedge Blue (Acytolepis Puspa Gisca) [DaLat]

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    Pale Hedge Blue (Udara dilecta dilecta) [Bao Loc]

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    Plain Hedge Blue (Celastrina lavendularis limbata) [LoXo]

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    Pale Grass Blue(Zizeeria Maha Maha) [Go Cong seashore, DaLat]

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    Plains Cupid (Chilades pandava pandava) [HoChiMinh-Van Thanh]

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    Gram Blue (Euchrysops cnejus cnejus) (COMMON) [LoXo]

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    Silver Forget-me-not(Catochrysops panormus exiguus) (COMMON) [Cuc Phuong, Ha Tien]

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    Zebra Blue (Leptotes/Syntarucus plinius plinius) [Buon Ma Thuot, NCT, Bao Loc]

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    Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Metallic Cerulean (Jamides alecto alosina) [HTL-DaLat]

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    Common Cerulean (Jamides celeno aelianus) (COMMON) [Gia Long, Pleiku, Bi Doup]

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    Dark Cerulean (Jamides bochus bochus) [DaNang-Son Tra, DaLat]

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    Opaque Six-line Blue(Nacaduba beroe gythion) [DaLat]

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    Bhutya Line Blue (Prosotas bhutea bhutea) [LoXo]

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    Ciliate Blue (Anthene emolus emolus) (COMMON) [Nam Cat Tien]

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    Sapphire spp (Heliophorus spp.) [DaLat]

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    Restricted Purple Sapphire(Heliophorus Ila Chinensis?) [DaLat]

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    Golden Sapphire(Heliophorus Brahma Major) [SaPa]

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    Centaur Oakblue(Arhopala centaurus nakula) [Nam Cat Tien]

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    Pale Grand Imperial (Neocheritra fabronia fabronia) [DaLat]

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    Hesperiidae

    Awlking spp (Choaspes spp) [DaLat]

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    Flat spp (Gerosis Phisara [?]) [DaLat]

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    Suffused Snow Flat (Tagiades gana sangarava) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    The Coon (Sancus (Psolos) fuligo fuligo) [LoXo, Nam Cat Tien]

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    Restricted Demon(Notocrypta curvifascia curvifascia) [DaLat]

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    Spotted Demon (Notocrypta feisthamelii alysos) [DaLat]

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    Green-striped Palmer(Pirdana Hyela ) [Bach Ma]

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    Common Dart(Potanthus Ganda Ganda) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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    Branded Swift Spp (Pelopidas spp.) [DaNang-Son Tra]

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