Mimathyma ambica miranda  (Fruhstorfer, 1902)

Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Un. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Un. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Un. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Un. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ab. Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ab. Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂(ab.), Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Potamis ambica miranda Fruhstorfer, 1902
OD : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 15(1):176-177.
TL : Muok-Lek, Siam.
Distribution : E.Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam,
S.Yunnan, Guangxi, Hainan.
Mimathyma ambica miranda map

Synonyms

Potamis ambica claribella Fruhstorfer, 1902 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 15(1):177. TL. Than-Moi, N.Tonkin. (♂, MNHN)
Apatura ambica garlanda Fruhstorfer, 1913 : in Seitz, Grossschmett Erde 9:700. TL. Upper Burma and Shan States.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Potamis ambica miranda ; Fruhstorfer,1906 : 342. tafel.2, fig.11. (Muak Lek)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Fruhstorfer,1914 : 700. (Muak Lek)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Godfrey,1916 : 132. (Chonburi: Sriracha; Prae: Me Song forest)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Godfrey,1927 : 124. (N)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Godfrey,1930 : 297-298. (Prae: Me Song forest; Chiang Rai; Muak Lek; Chonburi: Sriracah)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Pinratana,1979 : 89, figs.N154,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 86, pl.63, figs.162,♂,♀. (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Chanthaburi)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 464, pl.206, figs.N172,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Khao Yai)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 486, pl.216, figs.N357,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Khao Yai; Khao Soi Dao)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Phetchabun) (accessed: 2021.09.26)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 122, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Thung Saleng Luang; Phu Khiewo; Phu Sai Dao; Kao Soi Dao)

[ LAOS ]
Apatura ambica f.nmoauna ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 45. (Laos)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 61, col.pl.13, fig.♂ ; pl.75, figs.1,♂,2,♂(Un). (Vang Vieng; Nam Moh; Luang Prabang)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 208, pl.72, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Nong Het; Oudomxay; Phong Saly)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 47.
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Masui,2020 : fig.9c♂,♂(Un). (N.Laos, summer form)

[ VIETNAM ]
Potamis ambica claribella ; Fruhstorfer,1906 : 342-343. (Tonkin: Than Moi)
Apatura ambica claribella ; Fruhstorfer,1914 : 700. (Tonkin: Than Moi)
Apatura claribella ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 232. (Tonkin)
Apatura ambica f.nmoauna ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 45. (Tonkin)
Apatura ambica f.claribella ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 45. (Tonkin: Than-Moi)
Apatura ambica namouna ; Metaye,1957 : 98. (N)
Apatura ambica claribella ; Metaye,1957 : 98. (N)
Mimathyma ambica claribella ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 32, fig.N-104,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me)
Mimathyma ambica claribella ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007c : 38, fig.N-104,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 43. (N / C: to Lam Dong)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(1):49-50, pl.3, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un),1c♀. (N: Ba Be / C: Ngoc Linh; Kon Ka Kinh; Chu Yang Sin; Bu Gia Map; Bao Lac)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Rai : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 12♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 4♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 2♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 3♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 1♂ (photo by M.Hayashi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 6♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xiang Khouang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bolikhamxai : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Oudomxai : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.450m - 1300m).
The populations from C. to S.E.Thailand, the orange markings on the UpH tends to be conspicuous as Kimura et al.,2016 pointed out.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1902 : Neue Lepidopteren aus dem Indo-Malayischen Gebiet.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 15(1):169-178.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1913 : 6. Familie: Nymphalidae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
649-704. (28.Oct.1913)

Masui, A.,2009 : Rediscovery of Mimathyma bhavana (Moore, 1881): a long neglected apaturine species from northern Myanmar (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Apaturinae).
Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 52:8-18. (in Japanese)

Masui, A.,2020 : Notes on the variation and classification on the genus Mimathyma (Nymphalidae, Apaturinae)
Butterflies 83:4-21.


Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂
♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi) ♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chaiyaphum, Thailand.

2007.09.20 - 2021.10.31.

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