Cyrestis cocles earli  Distant,1883

Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Up. Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Un. Cyrestis cocles earli ♀ Up. Cyrestis cocles earli ♀ Un.
♂, Satun, Thailand. ♀, Satun, Thailand.
Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Up. Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Un. Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Up. Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Up. Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Un. Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Up. Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Cyrestis earli Distant,1883
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)11(63):174.
TL : Malacca. (NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Phetchaburi and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia.

● ssp.cocles
transition zone of ssp.cocles and earli
ssp.earli
Cyrestis cocles map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Cyrestis cocles cocles ; Godfrey,1930 : 276. (Ko Tao) (in part)
Cyrestis cocles cocles ; Godfrey,1931 : 194. (Ko Tao)
Cyrestis cocles cocles ; Godfrey,1932a : 269. (P)
Cyrestis cocles earli ; Pinratana,1979 : 37, fig.N53b♂(dsf). (Yala)
Cyrestis cocles cocles ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 42. (Yala) (in part)
Cyrestis cocles earli ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 384, pl.166, fig.N57b♂(left). (in part)
Cyrestis cocles earli ; Les Day,2011- : Butterflies of Koh Samui. figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2021.07.20)
Cyrestis cocles earli ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 478, pl.212, fig.N340b♂(left). (in part)
Cyrestis cocles earli ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 117-118, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Hua Hin; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Surat Thani (incl.Koh Tao) : 8♂ (photo by P.Kosierb and A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 6♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low elevations (alt.20m - 450m) and often rest on the underside of leaves with their wings spread.
The specimen from Phetchaburi to Prachuap Khiri Khan seems intermediate between ssp.cocles and ssp.earli, it seems transition zone of both subspecies.
Corbet,1941 assumed the type locality of cocles as Pulau Salang [Phuket], Siam. If so, the population in Phuket is most likely to be the same subspecies as Malay Peninsula subspecies earli, then ssp.earli should be the synonym of cocles, and the continental populations should be given an alias. Further taxonomic study is needed.

Literature

Distant, W.L.,1883 : Description of a new Species of Rhopalocera.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)11(63):174.

Cyrestis cocles earli ♂ Cyrestis cocles earli ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2007.10.10 - 2021.08.31.

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