Another interesting Coeliccia that we now know to be more widespread is Coeliccia mingxiensis. I already mentioned seeing it in Xuan Son in April, but early May I also encountered several males and females on mount Mau Son in Lang Son Province. This too is clearly more widespread, but it also seems to fly only in spring.
With C. hoanglienensis I know have 14 species of Coeliccia in Vietnam. There are several known that I have not seen, like C. doisuthepensis and C. yamasakii, just to indicate the wonderful variety of this genus.
|The dark male of Coeliccia hoanglienensis, with blue flanks and mint-green dorsal stripes. Note that it does not have a tail-light.|
|Close-up of the dorsal pattern of the thorax|
|The female of Coeliccia mingxiensis at Mau Son mountain on May 3. Note the grey-and-brown eyes and the distinct bands on the last segments.|
|The male at the same location|