Zela excellens  (Staudinger,1889)

Zela excellens ♂ Up. Zela excellens ♂ Un. Zela excellens ♀ Up. Zela excellens ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Proteides excellens Staudinger,1889
OD : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 2(1):141-142, pl.2, fig.6,♂.
TL : Palawan. (♂, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin)
Distribution : P.Thailand, Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Borneo,
Sumatra, Siberut, Palawan.

Synonym

Lotongus onara adorabilis Fruhstorfer,1911 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 25:18.  TL. "N.O. Sumatra", recte Banka, SE.Sumatra. (♂,NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Zela adorabilis ; Pinratana,1985 : 85, pl.28, fig.183. (Trang)
Zela excellens ; Kirton & Eliot,2004 : 323-324, 364. (Thailand)
Zela excellens ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 806, pl.369, fig.H213,♂,♂(Un). (in part). (Ranong)
Zela excellens ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 83, fig.♂,♂(Un). (Than To WF)
Zela excellens ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 864, pl.399, fig.H211,♂,♂(Un). (Ranong)
Zela excellens ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig.♂(Un). (Yala)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : Suk Samran dist. 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : Khok Pho dist. 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : Betong dist. 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
Literature

Staudinger, O.,1889 : Lepidopteren der Insel Palawan.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 2(1):3-180, pls.1,2.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1911 : Neue Hesperiden des Indo-Malayischen Faunengebietes und Besprechung verwandter Formen.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 25(2-6):9-79, pl.1.

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.

Kirton, L.G. & J.N. Eliot,2004 : A Revision of the Rattan-Feeding Skipper Genus, Zela de Nicéville (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)
Malay. nat. J. 56(4):317-367.

1999.09.11 - 2018.01.31.