Potanthus sita  (Evans, 1932)

Potanthus sita ♂ Up. Potanthus sita ♂ Un. Potanthus sita ♂ genitalia Potanthus sita ♂ genitalia
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Padraona flava sita Evans, 1932
OD : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.) : 403.
TL : Sikkim ; Maymyo.
Distribution : Sikkim, Assam, Myanmar (Sadon ; Maymyo),
Potanthus sita map

Records taken from Literature

Potanthus sita ; Kimura,1997 ; 41, pl.3, figs.43,♂,44,♂(Un),45,♀,46,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon; Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Potanthus sita ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 826, pl.380, figs.259,♂,♂(Un) [photo from Kimura,1997]. (Doi Inthanon; Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Potanthus sita ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 95. (by literature)
Potanthus sita ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 888, pl.414, figs.H256,♂,♂(Un) [photo from Kimura,1997]. (Doi Inthanon; Doi Pha Hom Pok)

Specimens Examined

Nan : 1♂.
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The butterfly is rare in montane forests. Only a few specimens are known from Thailand, but it is likely that they have been overlooked because they cannot be distinguished from similar species. Further distributional research is needed.

The species of this genus are so similar that identification by male genitalia is required. Therefore, records that do not examine the male genitalia cannot be adopted. In addition, although there are many field photos, most are either misidentified or unidentifiable and therefore cannot be used as records.


Evans, W.H.,1932 : The identification of Indian butterflies. second edition revised.
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : 10+454pp, 32 pls, 9f.

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