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Friday, May 20, 2016

Actias australovietnama Brechlin, 2000

Actias australovietnama Brechlin, 2000 is a species known only from South Center of Vietnam. The species was original described from Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve, Kon Tum Province. Now it was recorded from further localities in South Vietnam in Dak Lak and Lam Dong Province. The species is close to its related species Actias angulocaudata, that found from Hubei, China.
This is maybe the first time the species was photographed in nature.

Actias australovietnama Brechlin, 2000 photographed by Cuong Do

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