Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis  Okano,1985

Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ♂ Up. Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ♂ Un. Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ♀ Up. Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)
Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ♂ Up. Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ♂ Un. Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ♂ Up. Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♂, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis Okano,1985
OD : Tokurana 10(2):1-2, 6:figs.1(HT,♂),2(HT,♂Un).
TL : Ranohng [Ranong]. (♂)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Phtechaburi to Ranong).

Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, Ranohng [Ranong], Thailand. 1985.Mar.14. (in coll. K.Okano, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Stichophthalma louisa siamensis ; Pinratana,1983 : 50, pl.30, figs.9b,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Ranong / Surat Thani)
Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ; Nishimura,1998 : 121, figs.18,♂,19,♂(Un),20,♀,21,♀(Un),62,♂genitalia. (Phang Nga: Khao Poa Tha)
Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 318, pl.131, figs.A10d,♀,♀(Un), pl.132,fig.10d,♂[♀],♀(Un). (Muang Shone)
Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 318, pl.131, figs.N156d,♀,♀(Un), pl.132,figs.N156d,♂,♀(Un). (Muang Shone-Ranong)
Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 142, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Phetchaburi : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 4♂ 1♀ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally uncommon in montane dense bamboo forest at moderate elevations (alt.800m - 1100m). S. godfreyi is found sympatrically in many habitats, however is much rarer than S. godfreyi.
Recently it was found in Phetchaburi area, but was taken only photos in the field. It is likely to belong to this subspecies, however further taxonomic study is needed.

Literature

Okano, K.,1985 : Descriptions of four new butterflies on Amathushiidae Nymphalidae and Papilionidae. (Lepidoptera)
Tokurana 10(2):1-17, 39 figs.

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.

Stichophthalma louisa ranohngensis ♂
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2007.10.10 - 2020.08.31.

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