Melanocyma faunula faunula  (Westwood, 1850)

Melanocyma faunula faunula ♂ Up. Melanocyma faunula faunula ♂ Un. Melanocyma faunula faunula ♀ Up. Melanocyma faunula faunula ♀ Un.
♂, Satun, Thailand. ♀, Satun, Thailand.
Melanocyma faunula faunula ♂ Up. Melanocyma faunula faunula ♂ Un. Melanocyma faunula faunula ♀ Up. Melanocyma faunula faunula ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Trang, Thailand.

ON : Thaumantis faunula Westwood, 1850
OD : in Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. (2): pl.54, fig.1.
TL : Singapore.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Krabi and Southward),
W.Malaysia, {Singapore}.

● ssp.kimurai
ssp.faunula
Melanocyma faunula faunula map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Faunis faunula faunula ; Godfrey,1932a : 267. (P)
Melanocyma faunula faunula ; Pinratana,1983 : 48, 61, pl.27, fig.5,♀. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Trang; Yala) (in part)
Melanocyma faunula faunula ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 310, pl.127, figs.A5,♂,♂(ab,Un),♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Krabi) (in part)
Melanocyma faunula faunula ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 310, pl.127, figs.N151a♂,♂(ab.,Un),♂(ab.,Un)♀,♀(Un). (Krabi)
Melanocyma faunula faunula ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 140, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ka Chong; Thaleban; Satul)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Krabi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 3♂ (incl.photo),
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 7♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 1♂ (photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane dense forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.100m - 550m) and is frequently found along the streams. Male makes a territory on the shrubs and flies slowly and gently.


Literature

Westwood, J.O.,1850-1852 : In Doubleday et al., The genera of diurnal Lepidoptera.
vol.2 : ii + pp.251-534, pls.31-80,54. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.


Melanocyma faunula faunula ♂ Melanocyma faunula faunula ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

2007.10.10 - 2021.12.31.

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