Cethosia methypsea methypsea  Butler,[1879]

Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♂ Up. Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♂ Un. Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♀ Up. Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♂ Up. Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♂ Un. Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♀ Up. Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand.

ON : Cethosia methypsea Butler,[1879]
OD : Trans. linn. Soc. Lond.,(2)Zool. 1(8):543.
TL : Penang.
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Cethosia hypsea hypsina ; Godfrey,1916 : 126. (Chonburi: Sriracha)
Cethosia methypsea methypsea ; Pendlebury,1923 : 37. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang)
Cethosia methypsea methypsea ; Godfrey,1930 : 270-271. (Chonburi: Sriracha / Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang / Satun / Phatthalung / Pulo Adang)
Cethosia methypsea methypsea ; Godfrey,1932a : 268. (Peninsula)
Cethosia penthesilea methypsea ; Pinratana,1979 : 20, fig.N29,♂,♂(Un). (Chumphon / Nakhon Sri Thammarat / Phuket / Trang)
Cethosia penthesilea methypsea ; Pinratana,1979 : 20, fig.N29s,♂,♂(Un,ab.). (Ranong: Chaiphuak)
Cethosia penthesilea methypsea ; Pinratana,1996 : 18, pl.4, fig.6,♂,♀,♂(Un). (Chumphon / Ranong / Nakhon Sri Thammarat / Trang)
Cethosia methypsea methypsea ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 352, pl.150, fig.N6,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong)
Cethosia methypsea methypsea ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui / Koh Phangan)
Cethosia methypsea hypsina ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 380, pl.163, fig.N209a,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Ranong / Surat Thani)
[ Cethosia methypsea methypsea ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 380, pl.163, fig.N209b,♂(Malaysia),♂(Malaysia,Un),♀(Malaysia),♀(Malaysia,Un). ]
Cethosia penthesilea methypsea ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 45, fig.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ratchaburi / Kaeng Krachan / Tenasserim / Kao Poh Ta / Muang Shone / Kam Puan / Khlong Naka / Ka Chong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Prachuap Khiri Khan : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 5♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (incl.Koh Phangan dist.) : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phuket : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 5♂ 2♀ (incl.photo & photo by S.Atdhaban).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The record of Cethosia hypsea from Chonburi by Godfrey,1916 is considered to be this species.
The butterfly is common in forest area at low to moderate elevations and is also found in open land and secondary forest.

Literature

Butler, A.G.,[1879] : The Butterflies of Malacca.
Trans. linn. Soc. Lond.,(2)Zool. 1(8):533-568, pl.68,69.

Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♂ Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.
Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♂ Cethosia methypsea methypsea ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

2007.10.20 - 2019.12.31.

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