Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus  Butler, 1865

Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♂ Up. Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♂ Un. Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♀ Up. Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♂ Up. Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♂ Un. Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♀ Up. Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♂ Up. Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♂ Un. Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♀ Up. Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Zeuxidia amethystus Butler, 1865
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865(2):485.
TL : Sumatra. (NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Phetchaburi and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Tioman, Singapore, Sumatra.
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus map

Synonym

Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus f.prodigiosa Fruhstorfer, 1911 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:435. TL. W.Sumatra ; Malay Pen.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ; Pendlebury,1923 : 34. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram; Khao Luang)
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ; Godfrey,1930 : 260-261. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram; Khao Luang; Pattani: Khao Kalakiri)
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ; Godfrey,1932a : 267. (P)
Zeuxidia amethysta [sic] amethysta [sic] ; Pinratana,1983 : 54, 63, pl.39, figs.17b♂,♀. (Krabi; Ranong; Phang Nga; Phuket; Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Trang; Yala; Narathiwat)
Zeuxidia amethysta [sic] amethysta [sic] ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 330, pl.139, figs.A19,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Krabi; Than To)
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 332, pl.139, figs.N166,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Krabi; Than To)
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Samui; Koh Phangan) (accessed: 2021.12.18)
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Nakhon Si Thammarat; Narathiwat) (accessed: 2021.12.18)
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 148, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong; Kam Puan; Muang Shone; Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 291-291, figs.Abb.M-061-062 ; Hab.M-063-064. (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Phetchaburi : 2♂ 1♀ (photo by T.Aoyama and M.Hayashi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 15♂ 8♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 1♂ 2♀ (photo and photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane dense forest mixed with bamboo at low to moderate elevations (alt.50m - 500m) and often comes to rotten fruits that has fallen to the ground. They prefer in the dark jungle and suddenly fly out from below and quickly fly away into the bush.

The difference between masoni and ametystus
masoni ♂ bland and hairtuft ametystus ♂ bland and hairtuft
masoni ♂, UpH.
brand without hairtuft in cell
ametystus ♂, UpH.
brand with hairtuft in cell


Literature

Butler, A.G.,1865 :
Description of the Characters of six new Species of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera in the Collection of the British Museum, with Notes on the allied Species.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865(2):481-486.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1911 : 5. Familie: Amathusiidae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
433-440. (7.Nov.1911)


Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♂ Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♀
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♀ Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♀
♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♂ Zeuxidia amethystus amethystus ♂
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama) ♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)

2007.10.10 - 2022.06.30.

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