Faunis excelsa excelsa  (Fruhstorfer, 1901)

Faunis excelsa excelsa ♂ Up. Faunis excelsa excelsa ♂ Un. Faunis excelsa excelsa ♀ Up. Faunis excelsa excelsa ♀ Un.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. ♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam.

ON : Clerome aerope excelsa Fruhstorfer, 1901
OD : Soc. Ent. 16(13):97.
TL : Than Moi, Tonkin. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : N.Vietnam, Guangxi.

● ssp.excelsa
ssp.laotica
Faunis excelsa excelsa map

Synonym

Faunis aerope masseyeffi Brooks, 1949 : Entomologist 82:256. TL. Chapa, "Cochin China" [Tonkin]. (♂, NHML)


Type Materials Information

excelsa ;
Type (HT) ♂, Rh.15118, Juni-Juli, Than Moi, Tonkin. H.Fruhstorfer (NHML) ; Type (AT) ♀, Rh.15119, Juni-Juli, Than Moi, Tonkin. H.Fruhstorfer (NHML)
masseyeffi ;
Type (HT) ♂, Rh.15529, Sep.1935. Chapa, "Cochin China" [Tonkin], Masseyeff (NHML) ; Type (AT) ♀, Rh.15530, Sep.1935. Chapa, "Cochin China" [Tonkin], Masseyeff (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ VIETNAM ]
Faunis aerope excelsa ; Fruhstorfer,1911 : 406. (Tonkin: Than Moi)
Faunis excelsa ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 225. (Tonkin)
Faunis aerope f.excelsa ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 32. (Tonkin: Than-Moi)
Faunis aerope excelsa ; Metaye,1957 : 99. (N)
Faunis aerope excelsa ; Monastyrskii,2004 : 41, col.pl.1, figs.3,♂(type),4,♂(type,Un). (N: Than Moi; Chapa; Tam Dao; Huu Lien; Na Hang / C: Vu Quang)
Faunis excelsa ; Monastyrskii,2011 : 80-81,pl.16, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un),1c♀. (N: Than Moi; Chapa; Tam Dao / C: Huong Son; Vu Quang)
Faunis excelsa ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 28. (N / C)
Faunis excelsa excelsa ; Nakamura,2021 : 9, figs.4,♂,4v♂(Un),5,♀,5v♀(Un). (N: Lang Son, near Ba Nang)


Specimens Examined

[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The population in central Vietnam is most likely to be ssp.laotica based on its geographical distribution pattern. However, I was unable to examine the specimens, I tentatively treat it as ssp.excelsa. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1901 : Neue Schmetterlinge aus Tonkin.
Soc. ent. 16(13):97-99.

Brooks, J.,1949 : New subspecies in the Genera Faunis, Aemona, Stichophthalma and Enispe, with Revisional Notes (Lep. Amathusiidae)
Entomologist 82:256-259.

Monastyrskii, A.L.,2004 : Infraspecific variation in Faunis aerope (Leech, 1890) and the description of a new subspecies from Central Vietnam
Atalanta 35(1/2):37-44, 1 col.pl.

Nakamura, N.,2021 :
Notes on the butterflies of Laos (XII): New findings on Amathusiini (Morphinae: Nymphalidae) including description of a new subspecies of Faunis excelsa (Fruhstorfer, 1901)
Butterflies 85:4-14.


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