Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon  (Doubleday,1847)

Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♂ Up. Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♂ Un. Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♀ Up. Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♂ Up. Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♂ Un. Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♂ Up. Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♂ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♂ genitalia Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♂ genitalia Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♂ genitalia Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Tak, Thailand.

ON : Amathusia amythaon Doubleday,1847
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (1)19:175-176.
TL : Silhet. (NHML)
Distribution : Sikkim to Myanmar,
N. & W.Thailand (Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi).

● ssp.amythaon
ssp.annamensis
ssp.dilucida
Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon map

Synonym

Amathusia portheus Felder & Felder,[1867] : Reise Fregatte Novara, Lep. Rhop. (3):461-462. TL. India septentrionis.


Type Materials Information

amythaon : Syntype ♂, Rh.6006, Sylhet. (NHML) ; Syntype ♀, Rh.6007, Sylhet. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ; Godfrey,1927 : 122. (N)
Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ; Godfrey,1930 : 260. (Prae: Me Song forest; Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep)
Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ; Pinratana,1983 : 53, 62, pl.36, figs.16a♂,♀. (Chiang Mai; Kanchanaburi) (in part)
Amathuxidia amythaon dilucida ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 9, 19, photo.24,♂. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Amathuxidia amythaon amythaon ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 146, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ban Lin Thin; Sai Yok Noi)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally uncommon in montane dense forest mixed with bamboo at moderate elevations (alt.500m - 1100m). They prefer in the dark jungle and suddenly fly out from below. Flight is fast and quickly fly away into the bush.
Okamoto et. al.,2013 noted that both nominotypical subspecies and ssp.annamensis are found sympatric in Kanchanaburi, W.Thailand. Further distribution and taxonomic studies are needed.


Literature

Doubleday, E.,1847 : Descriptions of new or imperfectly described Lepidopterous Insects.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (1)19:173-176.

Felder, C. & R. Felder,1865-1875 :
Rhopalocera. In Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen Commodore B. von Wullerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band:
Abtheilung. Wien : vi + 548 + [1] pp in 5 parts, 140 pls.

Butler, A.G.,1869 : Descriptions of new species of Diurnal Lepidoptera.
Ent. mon. Mag. 6:55-57.


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