My earlier visit to Cat Tien (see entry from August) had turned up quite a few Coeliccia sp., some of which looked pretty much mature and were still yellow and brown. I wondered if it might be a distinct species from C. megumi after all. Well, I was proved wrong during our November visit to Cat Tien. In the much drier forest I ran into quite a few adult males and a few females, now no longer dispersed in the forest, but hanging from the tips of leaves along small streams. And they were invariably blueish (apart from a fe immature ones inside the forest), but in hand had identical features. Here a few shots of the adult, which apparently takes quite a while to attain full colours.
|Male of Coeliccia sp., note also the colour of the eyes.|
|And the female, a little whitish under the flash, a necessary evil in these dark places|
|A different male, note the longer greenish-blue line over the humeral suture in this individual.|
|Close-up of thorax pattern and eyes.|
|Close up of the appendages.|