Isma damocles  (Evans,[1939])

Isma damocles ♂ Up. Isma damocles ♂ Un. Isma damocles ♀ Up. Isma damocles ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Isma damocles ♀ Up. Isma damocles ♀ Un. Isma damocles ♀ Up. Isma damocles ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Sepa damocles Evans,[1939]
OD : J. Fed. Malay St. Mus. 18(3):402, pl.7, figs.13,♂,14,♀.
TL : Kota Tinggi, Johore, Malaya. (♂, NHML)



Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Borneo, Bangka.
Isma damocles map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Isma guttulifera ; Pinratana,1985 : 76, pl.25, fig.161,♂. (Trang)
Isma umbrosa umbrosa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 798, pl.366, figs.H188,♂(left),♂(left,Un). (in part)
"Isma damocles ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 798, pl.366, figs.H190,♂(W.Malaysia),♀(W.Malaysia)."
Isma damocles ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 77, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Than To WF.) (in part)
Isma umbrosa umbrosa ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 854, pl.394, figs.H185,♂(left),♂(left,Un). (in part)
"Isma damocles ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 854, pl.395, figs.H187,♂(left,W.Malaysia),♀(left,W.Malaysia). (in part)"
"Isma damocles ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 107, fig.Abb.H-189. (Phang Nga)"
Isma damocles ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2021- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2021.06.18)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not uncommon in montane primary forest at low elevation (alt.30m - 450m).
Küppers & Janikorn,2017 records it by photo in nature, however is uncertain. Accurate identification by photo in nature is not possible, specimens need to be examined.

Literature

Evans, W.H.,[1939] : Some interesting Malayan Hesperiidae, and and Analysis of the Genus Sepa.
J. fed. Malay St. Mus. 18(3):395-405, pl.7.

Maruyama, K.,1991 : Butterflies of Borneo vol.2, No.2. Hesperiidae, Addndum of vol.1.
XII+89 pp(Japanese text), 48 pls, XII+83 pp (English text) + 1.
Tobishima corporation. Tokyo, Japan.

Isma damocles ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

1999.09.11 - 2021.06.30.
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