Argynnis childreni childreni  Gray, 1831

Argynnis childreni childreni ♂ Up. Argynnis childreni childreni ♂ Un. Argynnis childreni childreni ♀ Up. Argynnis childreni childreni ♀ Un.
♂, Lai Chau, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lai Chau, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Argynnis childreni childreni ♂ Up. Argynnis childreni childreni ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Argynnis childreni Gray, 1831
OD : Zool. Miscell. 1831:33.
TL : Nepaul.
Distribution : Nepal to Myanmar, N.Thailand,
N.Vietnam, W.China. [? Laos ]
Argynnis childreni childreni map

Synonym

Argynnis childreni binghami Oberthür, 1912 : Etud. Lep. comp. 6:314-315, pl.103, fig.966,♂. TL. Shillong.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Childrena childreni childreni : Kimura,1994 : 18, figs.5,♂,6,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao)
Childrena childreni childreni : Pinratana,1996 : 19, pl.4, figs.7,♀,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Childrena childreni childreni ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 354, pl.151, figs.N7,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Dao)
Childrena childreni childreni ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 382, pl.164, figs.N210,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Dao)
Childrena childreni childreni ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 46, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Doi Chiang Dao)

[ LAOS ]
Argynis [sic] childreni f.childreni ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 36. (Laos)
Childrena childreni childreni ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 205, not fig. (list only)
Childrena childreni childreni ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 44.

[ VIETNAM ]
Argynnis childreni ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 227. (Tonkin)
Argynis [sic] childreni f.childreni ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 36. (Tonkin: Chapa)
Argynnis childreni childreni ; Metaye,1957 : 94. (N)
Childrena childreni childreni ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 31. (N: Lao Cai)
Childrena childreni childreni ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(1):169-171, pl.20, figs.3a♂,3b♂(Un). (N: Hoang Lien)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lai Chau : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is rare in montane glassland at high elevations.
In Thailand, only a few specimens have been obtained from the top of Doi Chiang Dao, however these are all old records only, and may have been extinct together with Bhutanitis lidderdalii ocellatomaculata by the large forest fires of the 1980s. Further habitat surveys are needed.


Literature

Gray, G.R.,1831 : Description of eight new species of Indian Butterflies from the collection of General Hardwike.
Zool. Miscell. (J.E.Gray) 1831:32-33.

Oberthuer, C.,1912 : Explication des Planches Publiees dans le Volume VI.
Etud. Lep. comp. 6:309-355.

de Moya, R.S., Savage, W.K., Tenney, C., Bao, X., Wahlberg, N. & Hill, R.I.,2017 :
Interrelationships and diversification of Argynnis Fabricius and Speyeria Scudder butterflies
Syst. Ent. 42(4):635-649.


2007.10.20 - 2021.11.30.

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