Aemona lena salweena  Tytler,1939

Aemona lena salweena ♂ Up. Aemona lena salweena ♂ Un. Aemona lena salweena ♀ Up. Aemona lena salweena ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Aemona lena salweena ♂ Up. Aemona lena salweena ♂ Un. Aemona lena salweena ♀ Up. Aemona lena salweena ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Aemona lena salweena ♂ Up. Aemona lena salweena ♂ Un. Aemona lena salweena ♀ Up. Aemona lena salweena ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Aemona lena salweena ♂ genitalia Aemona lena salweena ♂ genitalia Aemona lena salweena ♂ genitalia Aemona lena salweena ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Aemona lena salweena ♂ Up. Aemona lena salweena ♂ Un. Aemona lena salweena ♀ Up. Aemona lena salweena ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Aemona lena salweena ♂ genitalia Aemona lena salweena ♂ genitalia Aemona lena salweena ♂ genitalia Aemona lena salweena ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Aemona lena salweena Tytle,1939
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 41(2):250.
TL : Salween Dist., U.Tenasserim. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar (Tenasserim), Thailand, Laos.

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, Papun, Mai-hong-song, Salween Dist., Burma-Siam. A.C.Harman. (NHML)
Paratypes : 1♂, "Bangkok" [loc.err.], Siam. E.Milford Barnes. (NHML) ; 1♀, Melamung, W.Siam. 1920.Apr. C.A.Stockley. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Aemona lena ; Godfrey,1927 : 122. (N)
Aemona lena ; Godfrey,1930 : 258. (W: Me Lamoung / Chiang Rai: Doi Chang)
Aemona lena salweena ; Pinratana,1983 : 48, 61, pl.27, figs.♂,♀. (Chiang Mai / Loei / Chaiyaphum)
Aemona lena ; Nishimura,1999 : 7, figs.35,♂,36,♂(Un),37,♂,38,♂,39,♂,40,♀,41,♀(Un),42,♀. (Uttaradit: Phu Soai Dao / Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep / Mae Hong Son: Mae Sariang / Tak: Mae La Mong / Chiang Rai: Wiang Pa Pao)
Aemona lena salweena ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 312, pl.128, figs.A6,♂,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Wiang Pa Pao / Mae Sariang)
Aemona lena ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 312, pl.128, figs.N152,♂,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Wiang Pa Pao / Mae Sariang)
Aemona lena ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Chiang Mai)
Aemona lena salweena ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 141, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Par Hom Pok / Doi Suthep / Maethro / PhuKhiewo)

[ LAOS ]
Aemona lena f.salweena ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 32. (Tong-La / Nam-Long / Ban-Pan / Nam-Mia)
Aemona lena salweena ; Masui & Uehara,1996 : 5, pl.2, fig.2. (Phong Sali)
Aemona lena salweena ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 212, pl.98, figs.♂,♀. (Nong Het / Oudomxay)
Aemona lena salweena ; Uémura,2005 : 4, fig.21,map. (Oudomxay / Phon Savan)
Aemona lena salweena ; Uémura,2007 : 5, fig.32,map. (near Nong Het)
Aemona lena ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 49.


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Rai : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 8♂ 4♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Pongsaly : 1♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Xieng Khouang : 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.1200m - 1600m).
Populations in northern Thailand have highly variation in individuals and show differences in their genitalia. I treat these as lena salweena provisionally, further taxonomic study is needed.

Literature

Tytler, H.,1939 : Notes on some new and interesting butterflies chiefly from Burma. pt.1.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 41(2):235-252.

Nishimura, M.,1999 : A review of the genus Aemona Hewitson (Lpidoptera, Nymphalidae), with descriptions of a new genus and a new species from North Myanmar.
Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan. 50(1):1-15, 67 figs.

Aemona lena salweena ♂ Aemona lena salweena ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Aemona lena salweena ♂ Aemona lena salweena ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand.

2007.10.10 - 2020.07.31.

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