But, let's go to the topic for this post. Amongst the 100 or so orange-winged males of Mnais mneme I saw a total of 3 hyaline winged males. Until that day I had seen none and already sort of concluded that the hyaline form does not occur here. Now I know it does, but it is scarce. It differs also in that it has no pruinosity on the dorsum of the thorax. It does appears are quite a different insect and indeed, for a moment I thought it might be. Under the microscope it is however clearly M. mneme.
|Mnais mneme, orange-winged male|
|A younger male in different lighting|
|A hyaline-winged male Mnais mneme|
|Scan of both types in lateral view|
|Scan in dorsal view|