Discophora sondaica despoliata  Stichel, 1902

Discophora sondaica despoliata ♂ Up. Discophora sondaica despoliata ♂ Un. Discophora sondaica despoliata ♀ Up. Discophora sondaica despoliata ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Discophora sondaica despoliata ♂ Up. Discophora sondaica despoliata ♂ Un. Discophora sondaica despoliata ♂ Up. Discophora sondaica despoliata ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Trang, Thailand.

ON : Discophora tullia sondaica ab.despoliata Stichel, 1902
OD : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 15(1):91.
TL : Perak, Malacca.
Distribution : Thailand (Kanchanaburi and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Singapore.

● ssp.zal
ssp.tulliana
ssp.despoliata
Discophora sondaica despoliata map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Discophora sondaica despoliata ; Pinratana,1983 : 58, 64, pl.48, fig.25b♂. (Nakhon Sri Thammatat; Trang)
Discophora sondaica despoliata ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 340, pl.145, figs.A28b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Song Khla)
Discophora sondaica despoliata ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2021.12.18)
Discophora sondaica despoliata ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 342, pl.145, figs.N175b♂,♂(Un),♀(Malaysia),♀(Malaysia,Un). (Songkhla; Ranong)
Discophora sondaica despoliate [sic] ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 9, 19.photo.26,♂. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Discophora sondaica despoliata ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 152-153, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ratchaburi; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Sonkhla; Than To WF.)
Discophora sondaica despoliata ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 293-294, figs.Abb.M-082-083. (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan & A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane dense forest at low elevations (alt.50m - 400m).
According to Pinratana,1983, Okamoto et al.,2013 and Kimura et al.,2016, both ssp.zal and ssp.despoliata occur sympatrically from Kanchanaburi, W.Thailand to Prachuap Khiri Khan, northern part of P.Thailand. It seems transition zone of both subspecies.


Literature

Stichel, H.,1902 : Kritische Bemerkungen uber dei Artberechtigung der Schmetterlinge. II.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 15(1):50-95.


Discophora sondaica despoliata ♂ Discophora sondaica despoliata ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2007.10.10 - 2021.12.31.

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