Stichophthalma louisa ssp.  

Stichophthalma louisa ssp. ♂ Up. Stichophthalma louisa ssp. ♂ Un. Stichophthalma louisa ssp. ♀ Up. Stichophthalma louisa ssp. ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Stichophthalma louisa ssp.
OD :
TL :
Distribution : S.E.Thailand.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Stichophthalma louisa siamensis ; Pinratana,1983 : 50, pl.29, figs.9b,♀,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Stichophthalma louisa siamensis ; Nishimura,1998 : 121-122, figs.22,♂,23,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi: Khao Soi Dao)
Stichophthalma louisa siamensis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 318, pl.130, figs.A10b,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khao Soi Dao / Krathing WF)
Stichophthalma louisa siemensis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 316, pl.130, figs.N156b,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khao Soi Dai / Krathing WF)
Stichophthalma louisa siemensis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chanthaburi)
Stichophthalma louisa siamensis ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 142, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Soi Dao / Krathing WF)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chanthaburi : 3♂ 2♀ (photo & photo by K.Saito and T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane dense forest at moderate elevations (alt.300m - 600m) and often comes to rotten fruits that has fallen to the ground. It occurs with S. cambodia, however the species prefer to higher elevations.
For a long time, ssp.siamensis was thought to be a S.E.Thailand population. However, an examination of the type specimen in the NHML, I realized that the spear-shaped black markings on the UpF is not as well developed as in the S.E.Thailand population, and that the N.Thailand population corresponds to this taxon because of its shape. Thus I treat ssp.siamensis as taxon of N.Thailand. And taxon from S.E.Thailand is unnamed provisionally.

Literature

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 ssp. ♂ Stichophthalma louisa ssp. ♀
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama) ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Stichophthalma louisa ssp. ♂ Stichophthalma louisa ssp. ♀
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama) ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)

2007.10.10 - 2020.08.31.

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