Faunis gracilis gracilis  (Butler, 1867)

Faunis gracilis gracilis ♂ Up. Faunis gracilis gracilis ♂ Un. Faunis gracilis gracilis ♀ Up. Faunis gracilis gracilis ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Faunis gracilis gracilis ♂ Up. Faunis gracilis gracilis ♂ Un. Faunis gracilis gracilis ♀ Up. Faunis gracilis gracilis ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

ON : Clerome gracilis Butler, 1867
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (3)20:401, pl.8, fig.7.
TL : Malacca.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra.
Faunis gracilis gracilis map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Faunis gracilis ; Pinratana,1983 : 47, 61, pl.26, fig.4,♂(Un). (Ranong; Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Trang; Yala)
Faunis gracilis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 310, pl.127, figs.A4,♂,♂(Un),♀(Un). (Yala; Khlong Nakha)
Faunis gracilis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 310, pl.127, figs.N150,♂,♂(Un),♀(Un). (Yala; Khlong Nakha)
Faunis gracilis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Nakhon Si Thammarat) (accessed: 2021.12.18)
Faunis gracilis gracilis ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 140, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)
Faunis gracilis ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 288, figs.Abb.M-045. (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 4♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in primary montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.100m - 500m), however it is more unusual than Faunis canens.
Both males and females often come to rotten fruit that has fallen to the ground. They fly near the ground and quickly move into the bushes.


Literature

Butler, A.G.,1867 : Descriptions of new or little-known species of Asiatic Lepidoptera.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (3)20:399-405, 2 pls.


Faunis gracilis gracilis ♂ Faunis gracilis gracilis ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.

2007.10.10 - 2021.12.31.

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