Terinos atlita teuthras  Hewitson,1862

Terinos atlita teuthras ♂ Up. Terinos atlita teuthras ♂ Un. Terinos atlita teuthras ♂ Up. Terinos atlita teuthras ♂ Un.
♂, Phang Nga, Thailand. ♂, Phang Nga, Thailand.

ON : Terinos teuthras Hewitson,1862
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1862:89-90.
TL : "East India" [? Malay Pen.]
Distribution : P.Thailand, Langkawi, W.Malaysia,

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Terinos atlita teuthras map


Terinos viola Wallace,1869 : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 17(4):343. TL. Singapore. (♂)

Records taken from Literature

Terinos atlita teuthras  ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 28, pl.11, fig.24b. (no data)
Terinos clarissa malayanus [sic] ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 364, pl.156, figs.N24,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Krabi)
Terinos atlita teuthras ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 364, pl.156, figs.N25b♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). ("Yala")
Terinos clarissa malayana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.169, fig.N227b♂. (in part)
Terinos atlita teuthras ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 392, pl.169, figs.N228b♀,♀(Un),♀(Malaysia). ("Yala"; Phang-nga)
Terinos atlita teuthras ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 54. (by literature)

Specimens Examined

Phang Nga : 6♂ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
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Surat Thani : 2♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
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The butterfly is rather localized but is not rare in the habitat. It is found in montane forest at low elevations (alt.30m - 150m).
Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from Yala, however it is dubious. No one has ever seen a specimen from there, and it seems to be an erroneous locality.


Hewitson, W.C.,1862 : Descriptions of Butterflies from the Collections of A.R.Wallace and W.C.Hewitson.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1882:87-91, pls.9,10.

Wallace, A.R.,1869 : Notes on Eastern Butterflies ; (continued).
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 17(4):321-349.

Terinos atlita teuthras ♂ Terinos atlita teuthras ♂
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Phang Nga, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2007.10.20 - 2021.11.30.

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