Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura  (Felder & Felder, 1860)

Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ♂ Up. Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ♂ Un. Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ♀ Up. Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ♂ Up. Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ♂ Un. Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ♂ Up. Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ♂ Un.
♂, Omkoi, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Tak Thailand.

ON : Pterygospidea trichoneura Felder & Felder, 1860
OD : Wien. ent. Monats. 4(12):402.
TL : Malay Pen. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, W.Malaysia, Sumatra.
● ssp.pralaya
transition zone of trichoneura and pralaya
ssp.trichoneura
Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ; Evans,1949 : 154. (Siam)
Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ; Pinratana,1985 : 40, pl.14, figs.67b♂,♀(Un). (Ranong; Yala)
Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 762, pl.350, figs.H82b♂,♂(Un),♀. (Ranong)
Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 44, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kampuan; Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Thaleban; Than To WF.)
Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 814, pl.375, figs.H80b♂,♂(Un),♀. (Ranong)
Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 82, figs.Abb.H-089-090. (Phang Nga)
Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Kanchanaburi; Phetchaburi; Nakhon Si Thammarat; Yala) (accessed: 2024.06.17)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai (Omkoi dist.) : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 2♀ (photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Sri Thammarat : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 4♂ 3♀ (incl. photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 30 - 900m) and frequently rest on the underside of leaves with their wings spread. Both sexes visit flowers and males come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
A specimen from Tak, W.Thailand appears to be intermediate between the nominotypical subspecies and ssp.pralaya. It is possible that the area from Kanchanaburi to Omkoi, Chiang Mai is a transitional zone between the two taxa.


Literature

Felder, C. & Felder, R.,1860 : Lepidoptera nova in paeninsula Malayica collecta diagnosibus instructa.
Wien. ent. Monats. 4(12):394-402.


1999.09.04 - 2024.06.30.

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