Stibochiona nicea subucula  Fruhstorfer,[1898]

Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Un. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Un. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Un. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.

Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Un. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Un.
♂ (wsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀ (wsf), Nan, Thailand.
Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Un. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Un.
♂ (wsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀ (wsf), Nan, Thailand.
Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Un. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Nan, Thailand.
Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Un. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Up. Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Nan, Thailand.

ON : Stibochiona nicea subucula Fruhstorfer,[1898]
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 42:329-330.
TL : Malay Pen.
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, W.Malaysia.

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

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; Davidson & Macbeth,1938 : 76. (Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep)
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; Pinratana,1979 : 87, figs.N151,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Loei)
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 93, pl.69, fig.178,♂. (Chiang Mai; Loei; Ranong; Surat Thani)
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 474, pl.211, figs.N191,♂,♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Wiang Pa Pao)
Stibochiona nicea nicea ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 480, pl.213, figs.N349a♂,♂(Un). (Nan)
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 480, pl.213, figs.N349b,♂,♀. (Chiang Mai; Ranong)
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Chiang Mai; Kamphaeng Phet; Phetchabun) (accessed: 2021.07.20)
Stibochiona nicea subucula ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 121, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Inthanon; Maethro; Doi Montha; Muang Shone; Key Rap Nan)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 4♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 13♂ 5♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 10♂ 5♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Loei : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (alt.900m - 1800m) and often rest on the underside of leaves with their wings spread.
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

Fruhstorfer, H.,[1898] : Neue Rhopaloceren aus dem Indo-malayischen Archipel.
Berl. ent. Z. 42:311-344.

Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Phetchabun, Thailand.
Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂ Stibochiona nicea subucula ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Lampang, Thailand.
Stibochiona nicea subucula ♀
♀, Nan, Thailand.

2007.10.10 - 2021.08.31.

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