Family - NYMPHALIDAE
© Andrew Neild
genus Aldania comprises of 7 species,
found variously in China, Tibet, Amur, Ussuri, Korea or Taiwan.
yunnana and deliquata are black
with white or yellow horizontal bands and closely resemble members
of the genus Neptis in which they were
originally classified. The two remaining species are atypical in
appearance - raddei is translucent
greyish and virtually unmarked except for the veins which are picked
out in black; while imitans is coloured
and marked in a manner which strongly suggests it is a Batesian
mimic of the toxic Danaine Parantica sita.
is endemic to the Yunnan province of China.
To be completed.
I have no
data regarding imitans, but certain
other Aldania species are known to use
and Quercus as their respective
sexes probably spend most of their lives in the canopy, but males are
sometimes observed imbibing mineralised moisture from damp ground.