Sephisa chandra chandra  (Moore,[1858])

Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Up. Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Un. Sephisa chandra chandra ♀ Up. Sephisa chandra chandra ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Up. Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Un. Sephisa chandra chandra ♀ Up. Sephisa chandra chandra ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Up. Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Un. Sephisa chandra chandra ♀ Up. Sephisa chandra chandra ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)
Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Up. Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Un. Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Up. Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Un.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. ♂, Lak Sao, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Castalia chandra Moore,[1858]
OD : in Horsfield & Moore,
Cat. Lep. Mus. East India Co. (1):200-201, pl.6a, fig.4(♂).
TL : Darjeeling.



Distribution : Nepal to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, S.E.Tibet, S.China.
chandra map

Synonyms

Sephisa chandra ♀d.chandrana Evans,1912 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 21(2):558, 574.
Sephisa chandra ♀v.albina Evans,1912 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 21:558, 574. TL. Darjeeling.
Sephisa chandra f.atiya Fruhstorfer,1913 : in Seitz, Grossschmett Erde. 9:701. TL. Sikkim.
Sephisa chandra f.djalia Fruhstorfer,1913 : in Seitz, Grossschmett Erde. 9:701. TL. Sikkim.
Sephisa chandra f.veria Fruhstorfer,1913 : in Seitz, Grossschmett Erde. 9:701. TL. Sikkim.
Sephisa chandra zhejiangana Tong,1994 : in Chou, Monographia Rhopalocerum Sinensium 2:761, pl.441, fig.39. TL. Taishun, Zhejiang.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Sephisa chandra androdamas ; Fruhstorfer,1913 : 701. (N.Siam)
Sephisa chandra androdamas ; Godfrey,1916 : 132. (N: Mekong Valley)
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Godfrey,1930 : 298. (N)
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Pinratana,1979 : 90, figs.N156,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 91, pl.69, figs.174,♂,♀(f.chandrana). (Chiang Mai / Chiang Rai)
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 472, pl.210, figs.N187a,♂,♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao / Wiang Pa Pao)
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 484, pl.220, figs.N371a,♂,♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao / Wiang Pa Pao)
Sephisa chandra chandra ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai)
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 128, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok / Chiang Dao / Doi Suthep / Doi Inthanon / Khun Lao / Bang Salock / Maethro)

[ LAOS ]
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Masui & Uehara,1997 : 6, pl.2, figs.3♂,♂(Un). (Oudomxay)
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 208, pl.76, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Oudomxay)
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Onodera,2009b : 37, fig.29♂. (Xieng Kouang: Nam Noen)
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 47.

[ VIETNAM ]
Sephisa chandra chandra ; Metaye,1957 : 98. (N) (in part)
Sephisa chandra ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 44. (N) (in part)


Specimens Examined

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

Chiang Mai : 15♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 8♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Loei : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 11♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 2♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Luang Phabang : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Bolikhamxai : 2♂ (incl.photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The male flight seems to be a kind of moth (Epistem sp., Agaristinae) and female looks like Erasmia sp., Zygaenidae. I think it is mimic to these moths.

Literature

Horsfield, T. & F. Moore,[1858] :
A catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Honourable East-India Company. Vol.1.
London. East India Co.

Evans, W.H.,1912 : A list of Indian butterflies.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 21(2):553-584, 21(3):969-1008.

Chou, I. (ed.),1994 : Monographia Rhopalocerorum Sinensium.
2 vols., 854 pp. Henan Scientific and Technological Publishing House.

Masui, A. & T.Inomata,1994 : Apaturinae of the World (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) 6. (in Japanese)
Yadoriga 157:2-12.

Lang, S.,2009 : A Study on the systematics of Nymphalidae (excepting Satyrinae) from China (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea)
Beijing, P.R.China.

Sephisa chandra chandra ♂ Sephisa chandra chandra ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Sephisa chandra chandra ♀ Sephisa chandra chandra ♀
♀, Phetchabun, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)

2007.09.20 - 2019.09.30.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.