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 2008-2014.
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.

  • 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)"

  • 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) (COMMON) [DaLat, Dong Ha]

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

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

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    Common Mime (Papilio clytia onpape) [Yok Don]

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Glassy Bluebottle (Graphium cloanthus cloanthus) [LoXo]

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    Lesser Zebra (Graphium macareus) [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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    Pieridae

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

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    Yellow Jezebel(Delias agostina) [Buon Ma Thuot]

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

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

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

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    Spotless Grass Yellow (Eurema laeta pseudolaeta) [DaLat]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Iudith Gull (Cepora iudith) [Buon Ma Thuot]

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

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    Spotted Sawtooth (Prioneris Thestylis Thestylis) [Di Linh]

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    Danaidae

    Wanderer (Pareronia anais) [Buon Ma Thuot, Yok Don]

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    Glassy Tiger (COMMON) [Ban Na Hin, Nam Cat Tien]

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

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    Crow spp (COMMON) [Buon Ma Thuot]

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

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

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

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

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    Malay Tiger (Danais affinis malayana) [Can Gio]

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    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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    White Tiger (Danaus Melanippus Hegesippus) [Go Cong seashore]

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

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

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    Acraeidae

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

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

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    Satyridae

    Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra) (COMMON) [Tra O]

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    Common Five-Ring (Ypthima baldus) (COMMON) [Gia Long, Ban Na Hin, DaLat, Lak]

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

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    Ringlet (Ypthima confusa) [DaLat]

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

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    Sylhet Striped Ringlet (Ragadia crisilda crisilda) [DaLat]

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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 Ulia) [DaLat, Deo Nui San]

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

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

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    Amathusidae

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

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

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

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    Nymphalidae

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

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

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    Sylhet Circe (Hestinalis Nama) [Cuc Phuong]

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

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    The Knight (Lebadea martha) [Nam Cat Tien]

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

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    Common Yeoman (Cirrochroa tyche) [Con Dao island]

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

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    Neptis transita? [DaLat]

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    Common Earl (Tanaecia julii) (COMMON) [Ban Na Hin, Laos]

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

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    Tabby (Pseudergolis Wedah) [Bi Doup-DaLat]

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    Blue Admiral (Kaniska canace canace) (COMMON) [DaLat]

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

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

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    Little Map (Cyrestis themire) [Cuc Phuong]

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    Common Maplet (Chersonesia Risa) [Cuc Phuong]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Pale Blue Pansy (Junonia orythiya) [DaLat]

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    Popinjay (Stibochiona nicea) [Gia Long, Hue]

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

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    Great Nawab (Polyura eudamippus) [HoChiMinh-display]

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

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

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    Club Beak (Libythea myrrha sanguinalis) [Bi Doup]

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

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

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

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

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    Royal Assyrian (Terinos terpander blachieri) [LoXo]

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

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    Wizard (Rhinopalpa polynice) [PhongNha]

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    Evening Brown (Melanitis Leda or zitenius) [DaLat]

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    Riodinidae

    Dark Judy (Abisara fylla magdala) [DaLat]

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

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

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

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    Lycaenidae

    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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    Metallic Cerulean (Jamides alecto) [HTL-DaLat]

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

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

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    Pale Grand Imperial (Neocheritra fabronia) [DaLat]

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    Common Hedge Blue (Acytolepis Puspa) [DaLat]

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    Pale Grass Blue(Pseudozizeeria Maha) [Go Cong seashore]

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

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

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

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    Plain Hedge Blue (Udara lavendularis) [LoXo]

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    Bhutya Line Blue (Prosotas bhutea bhutea) [LoXo]

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

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    Centaur Oakblue(Arhopala centaurus) [Nam Cat Tien]

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    Silver Forget-me-not(Catochrysops panormus) (COMMON) [Cuc Phuong]

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

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

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    Zebra Blue (Leptotes plinius) [Buon Ma Thuot, NCT]

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    Common Gem (Poritia hewitsoni tavoyana) [DaLat]

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    Sapphire spp (Heliophorus spp.) [DaLat]

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

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    Hesperiidae

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

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    Spotted Demon (Notocrypta feisthamelii alysos) [DaLat]

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    Restricted Demon(Notocrypta curvifascia) [DaLat]

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

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

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

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