Helcyra hemina hemina  Hewitson,1864

Helcyra hemina hemina ♂ Up. Helcyra hemina hemina ♂ Un. Helcyra hemina hemina ♀ Up. Helcyra hemina hemina ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Helcyra hemina hemina ♂ Up. Helcyra hemina hemina ♂ Un. Helcyra hemina hemina ♂ Up. Helcyra hemina hemina ♂ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♂, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Helcyra hemina Hewitson,1864
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3)2(3):245, pl.15, fig.1.
TL : India. (NHML)



Distribution : N.India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Yunnan.
hemina map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Helcyra hemina hemina ; Kimura,1994 : 20, figs.41♂,42♂(Un),43♀,44♀(Un). (Chaiyaphum: Phu Kiewo)
Helcyra hemina hemina ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 88, pl.64, figs.168,♂,♀. (Chaiyaphum)
Helcyra hemina hemina ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 468, pl.208, figs.N181,♂. (Phu Khieo)
Helcyra hemina hemina ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 490, pl.217, figs.N365,♂. (Phu Khieo)
Helcyra hemina hemina ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai / Chaiyaphum)
Helcyra hemina hemina ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 125, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Thung Saleng Luang / Phu Khiewo)

[ LAOS ]
Helcyra hemina ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 233. (Laos)
Helcyra hemina hemina ; Masui & Uehara,2001 : 7, figs.3,♂,♂(Un). (Boun Neua)
Helcyra hemina hemina ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 47.

[ VIETNAM ]
Helcyra hemina ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 233. (Tonkin)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 3♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Rai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 6♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 2♂ (incl.photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lam Dong : Di Linh. 1♂ 1♀, 2016.04.05. (KS).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare locally in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt. 600m - 1400m). Male makes a territory on the tree.

Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,1864 : Descriptions of New Species of Diurnal Lepidoptera.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3)2(3):245-249, pls.15,16.

Helcyra hemina hemina ♂ Helcyra hemina hemina ♀
♂, Chiang Rai, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand.
Helcyra hemina hemina ♂ Helcyra hemina hemina ♂
♂, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Helcyra hemina hemina ♂ Helcyra hemina hemina ♂
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂, Chaiyaphum, Thailand.

2007.09.20 - 2021.03.31.

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