Stichophthalma godfreyi  Rothschild,1916

Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Up. Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Un. Stichophthalma godfreyi ♀ Up. Stichophthalma godfreyi ♀ Un.
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)
Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Up. Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Un. Stichophthalma godfreyi ♀ Up. Stichophthalma godfreyi ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)
Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Up. Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Un. Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Up. Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Stichophthalma godfreyi Rothschild,1916
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8)17:474-475.
TL : near Kamburi [Kanchanaburi], Siam. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand.
Stichophthalma godfreyi map

Synonym

Stichophthalma godfreyi pinratanai Sukhumalind & Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : in Butterflies of Thailand, 320, pl.133, fig.A12b♂,♂(Un) ; pl.134, fig.12b♀,♀,♀(Un). TL.Ranong-Muang Shone. [Unavailable name]


Type Material Information

godfreyi : ♂ Type HT (red), Rh6015, 8.May.1914. near Kamburi [Kanchanaburi]. E.J.Godfrey (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Stichophthalma godfreyi ; Godfrey,1916 : 124. (Kanburi [Kanchanaburi]) (in part)
Stichophthalma godfreyi ; Godfrey,1930 : 259. (Kanburi [Kanchanaburi])
Stichophthalma godfreyi ; Pinratana,1983 : 51, 62, pl.32, figs.11,♀,♀(Un). (Kanchanaburi; Ranong; Surat Thani)
Stichophthalma godfreyi ; Nishimura,1998 : 115-116, figs.2,♂,3,♂(Un),4,♀,51(HT,♂),59,♂genitalia. (Phang Nga: Khao Phoa Tha; Kanchanaburi)
Stichophthalma godfreyi godfreyi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 320, pl.132, figs.A12a♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Kanchanaburi: Thong Pha Phum)
Stichophthalma godfreyi pinratanai ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 320, pl.133, figs.A12b♂,♂(Un), pl.134, fig.A12b♀,♀,♀(Un). (Ranong: Muang Shone)
Stichophthalma godfreyi godfreyi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 322, pl.133, figs.N158a♂,♂,♂,♂(Un). (Thong Pha Phum)
Stichophthalma godfreyi pinratanai ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 322, pl.133, figs.N158b♂,♂, pl.134, figs.N.158b♀,♀,♀(Un).(Ranong: Muang Shone)
Stichophthalma godfreyi godfreyi ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Kanchanaburi) (accessed: 2021.12.18)
Stichophthalma godfreyi godfreyi ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 143, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Thong Pha Phum)
Stichophthalma godfreyi pinratanai ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 143, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone; Khlong Naka; Kao Naka; Key Ram Nam)
Stichophthalma godfreyi pinratanai ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 288-289, figs.Abb.M-049-052. (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Kanchanaburi : 4♂ 2♀ (photo & photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 8♂ 5♀ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phangnga : 1♀ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane dense forest mixed with bamboo at low to moderate elevations (alt.30m - 1100m) and is observed they prefer to rest on the dead leaves on trees. Examples in Ranong, especially individuals in the higher elevations, tend to be larger in size and slightly smaller white markings on the upperside. It was described by Sukhumalind & Ek-Amnuay,[2007] as ssp.pinratanai, however it is unavailable name. Moreover both populations from Kanchanaburi and Ranong are variable and hard to clearly separable.


Literature

Rothschild, L.,1916 : Some new Lepidoptera from Siam and Africa.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8)17:474-476.

Nishimura, M.,1998 : Notes on the genus Stichophthalma (Lpidoptera, Nymphalidae), with descriptions of a new species from Indo-China.
Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan. 49(2):115-132, 69 figs.

Ek-Amnuay, P.,[2007] : Butterflies of Thailand. Fascinating insects Vol.1. (1 edition)
Amarin Printing and Publishing Public Co., Ltd. 849 pp. : ill.(Col.). Bangkok.


Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ &♀
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♂ & ♀, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂ Stichophthalma godfreyi ♂
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

2007.10.10 - 2021.12.31.

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