N. clara is a species of southern China, including Taiwan, and Vietnam. N. pygmaea occurs over a much wider area. It is apparently common further south in Vietnam, but I never saw it in the north. That is, until now.
|Nannophyopsis clara, a tiny metallic species that constantly curls its abdomen. This is a male.|
|Nannophya pygmaea, a male. It is actually redder than this, but my Canon fails to capture that colour well.|
|An immature male, lacking red|
|Another immature male|
|The pretty female of N. pygmaea, quite vividly marked|