Stichophthalma eamesi  Monastyrskii, Devyatkin & Uémura, 2000

Stichophthalma eamesi ♂ Up. Stichophthalma eamesi ♂ Un. Stichophthalma eamesi ♀ Up. Stichophthalma eamesi ♀ Un.
♂, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Stichophthalma louisa eamesi Monastyrskii, Devyatkin & Uémura, 2000
OD : Atalanta 31(3/4):484, pl.20, figs.3(PT,♂), 4(PT,♂Un).
TL : Ngoc Linh, Kon Tim [Kon Tum], C.Vietnam. (NHML)
Distribution : C.Vietnam.
Stichophthalma eamesi map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 8.Apr.1998. Ngoc Linh, 900m, Kon Tim [Kon Tum], C.Vietnam. A.L.Monastyrskii leg. (NHML)
Paratypes : (9♂ 8♀, NHML ; MNHN ; MSU ; TME)
Kon Tim [Kon Tum]: 7♂ 2♀, Ngoc Linh ; 1♂, Kon Ka Kinh ; Gia Lai: 2♀, Buon Luoi ; Thua Thien Hue: 1♂ 4♀, Bach Ma.

Records taken from Literature

Stichophthalma eamesi ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2008 : 282-283,, figs.5,♂,6,♂(Un). (C: Thua Thien Hue; Quang Nam; Kon Tum; Gia Lai)
Stichophthalma eamesi ; Monastyrskii,2011 : 104, pl.23, figs.2a♂,2b♂(Un). (C: Kon Tum; Gia Lai; Thua Thien Hue; Quang Nam; Da Nang)
Stichophthalma eamesi ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 29. (C: Quang Binh to Gia Lai)
Stichophthalma louisa eamesi ; Nakamura,2021 : 9, figs.19,♂,19v♂(Un),20,♀,20v♀(Un). (C: Thua Thien Hue)

Specimens Examined

Thua Thien Hue : 2♂ 1♀ (photo by K.Saito).
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Monastyrskii,2008 treated this species as distinct species, however some authors regard it as a subspecies of louisa. The relationship and taxonomic status of louisa group including eamesi, mathilda and devyatkini are still unclear. I follow the treatment of Monastyriskii provisionally but further study is needed.


Monastyrskii, A.L. & Devyatkin, A.L.,2000 : New taxa and new records of butterflies from Vietnam (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera).
Atalanta 31(3/4):471-492, col.pls.18-21a.

Monastyrskii, A.L. & Devyatkin, A.L.,2008 : Revisional notes on the genus Stichophthalma C.& R.Felder, 1862. (Lepidoptera, Amathusiidae)
Atalanta 39(1-4):281-286,

Nakamura, N.,2021 :
Notes on the butterflies of Laos (XII): New findings on Amathusiini (Morphinae: Nymphalidae) including description of a new subspecies of Faunis excelsa (Fruhstorfer, 1901)
Butterflies 85:4-14.

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