Stibochiona nicea nicea  (Gray,1846)

Stibochiona nicea nicea ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea nicea ♂ Un. Stibochiona nicea nicea ♀ Up. Stibochiona nicea nicea ♀ Un.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. ♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam.
Stibochiona nicea nicea ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea nicea ♂ Un. Stibochiona nicea nicea ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea nicea ♂ Un.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. ♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam.

ON : Adolias nicea Gray,1846
OD : Lep. Ins. Nepal :13, pl.12, fig.1.
TL : Nepal.
Distribution : Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, S.E.Tibet, China.

● ssp.nicea
transition zone of ssp.nicea and subucula
ssp.subucula
Stibochiona nicea map

Synonym

Adolias dolope Felder & Felder,1859 : Wien. ent. Monats. 3:184-185. TL. Silhet, India.
Stibochiona nicea nicea f.viridicans Fruhstorfer,[1913] : in Seitz, Grossschmett Erde 9:569.


Records taken from Literature

[ LAOS ]
Stibochiana [sic] nicea f.nicea ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 38. (Luang-Prabang)
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 61, pl.74, figs.3,♂,4,♂(Un). (Phatong; Nam Moh; Luang Prabang)
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 208, pl.76, figs.♂,♀. (Phong Saly)

[ VIETNAM ]
Stibochiona nicea nicea ; Fruhstorfer,1912 : 569. (Tonkin)
Stibochiana [sic] nicea f.nicea ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 38. (Annam: Keng-Trap; Tonkin)
Stibochiona nicea ; Lemee,1950 : 13. (Hagiang)
Stibochiona nicea nicea ; Metaye,1957 : 95. (N / C)
Stibochiona nicea nicea ; Ikeda et al.,2000 : 30, figs.7:5,♀,6,♂,7,♂(Un), fig.9:39(♂,genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Stibochiona nicea ; Hao et al.,2004 : 7, 69, figs.♂[♀],♂[♀](Un),♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Stibochiona nicea ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 41. (Thua Thien Hue: Bach Ma)
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 32, figs.N-101,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dai Duc Me; Gung Re)
Stibochiona nicea nicea ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 34. (N / C)
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; Yokochi et al.,2015 : 41, figs.78,♂,78v♂(Un),79,♀,79v♀(Un). (Khanh Hoa: Hon Ba)
Stibochiona nicea nicea ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(1):155-156, pl.34, fig.3a♂,3b♂(Un),3c♀,3d♀(Un). (N: Hoang Lien; Ba Be; Na Hang; Huu Lien; Kim Hy; Cat Ba; Tam Dao; Ba Vi; Cuc Phuong; Pu Luong / C: Huong Son; Pu Mat; Vu Quang; Phong Nha Ke Bang; Bach Ma; Son Thanh; Ngoc Linh; Kon Cha Rang; Kon Ka Knh; Chu Yang Sin; Hon Ba)


Specimens Examined

[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The populations in Nan (Pua dist.), N.Thailand seem to be intermediate between ssp.nicea and ssp.subochra. The dry season individuals are similar to ssp.subucula, but the rainy season individuals are close to ssp.nicea, suggesting a transition zone.

Literature

Gray, G.R.,1846 : Descriptions and figures of some new lepidopterous insects, chiefly from Nepal.
London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman : 15 pp.

Felder, C. & R. Felder,1859 : Lepidopterologische Fragmente.
Wien. ent. Monats. 3:178-186.

Fruhstorfer, H.,[1913] : 6. Familie: Nymphalidae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
569-576. (7.Oct.1913)

2007.10.10 - 2021.08.31.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.