Apaturinae - Addendum

The following species were recorded from Indo-Chinese region in the past publications, however were deleted from the list by the reason written below.

Sephisa chandra stubbsi  Corbet,1941
Sephisa chandra stubbsi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 472, pl.210, fig.N187b,♂(Malaysia),♂(Un,Malaysia),♀. ("Ranong")
Sephisa chandra stubbsi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 494, pl.220, fig.N371b,♂(Malaysia),♂(Un,Malaysia),♀. ("Ranong")
Sephisa chandra stubbsi ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 128. (by literature)
>>> Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded ssp.stubbsi from Ranong, However the illustrated male specimen is from Malaysia and female is considered to be ssp.chandra. Therefore its location "Ranong" is doubtful. Hitherto I have never seen any reliable specimen from P.Thailand. We would like to delete this subspecies from the list until we find a reliable specimen.

Reeves, P.A.,1966 : Notes on the Butterflies of Khao Yai National Park. Part1.
Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 21:1-20.

Reeves, P.A.,1967 : Notes on the Butterflies of Khao Yai National Park. Part 2.
Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 22(1/2):119-130.

Reeves, P.A.,1967 : Notes on the Butterflies along the Kwai Noi Between Sai Yok and Wang Po.
Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 22(1/2):143-149.

Reeves reported the above lists, but his identification was based on Malaysian literature and all species and subspecies names were Malaysian ones. Moreover no specimens were shown in his list. It is considered most of these species and subspceis should be continental ones. However For some species, it is possible that Malaysian species and subspecies are actually distributed which may cause additional confusion. Therefore I omitted all of these records.


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