Neptis sappho astola  Moore,1872

Neptis sappho astola ♂ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♂ Un. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Neptis sappho astola ♂ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♂ Un. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis sappho astola ♂ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♂ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Up.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Neptis astola Moore,1872
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1872(2):560.
TL : Simla, Masuri, N.W.Himalayas. (♂♀, NHML)



Distribution :
Pakistan, India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam,
S.Tibet, S.Yunnan, S.W.Guangxi.
Neptis sappho astola map

Synonyms

Neptis emodes Moore,1872 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1872(2):561, pl.32, fig.2. TL. S.E.Himalayas. (♂, NHML)
Neptis sangangi Huang,2001 : Neue Ent. Nachr. 51:83-84, figs.66,69, pl.5:36. TL. Tibet. (♂)


Type Materials Information

sangangi ;
Holotype ♂, 2000. mid August., 20km north of Chayu, Tibet.
Paratypes : 8♂ 13♀, same data as holotype.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis sappho astola ; Eliot,1969 : 60. (Siam)
Neptis sappho astola ; Pinratana,1979 : 45, figs.N71,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Loei)
Neptis sappho astola ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 47, pl.26, figs.64,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Chaiyaphum / Tak / Loei / Chanthaburi)
Neptis sappho astola ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 69, fig.150,♂. (Umphang)
Neptis sappho astola ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 386, pl.167, figs.N67,♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Neptis hylas kamarupa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.168, figs.N68b,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). (in part)
Neptis soma shania ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 388, pl.168, figs.N70,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Neptis sappho astola ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 398, pl.172, figs.N242,♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Neptis hylas kamarupa ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.178, figs.N243a,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). (in part)
Neptis sappho astola ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 73, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok / Doi Ankhaan / Doi Chiang Dao / Doi Suthep / Doi Inthanon / Khun Lao / Phu Khiewo / Doi Musso)

[ LAOS ]
Neptis sappho astola ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 57, pl.56, figs.7,♂,8,♂(Un) ; pl.57, figs.1,♀,2,♀(Un). (Nam Moh)
Neptis sappho astola ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 206, pl.54, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Thakhek / Oudomxay)
Neptis sappho astola ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 42. (Thabok / Namdhua / Laksao)
Neptis sappho astola ; Onodera,2009b : 36. (Xieng Kouang: Muang Kham)
Neptis sappho astola ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ VIETNAM ]
Neptis astola ; Joannis,1901 : 320. (Tonkin: Cao Bang)
Neptis hylas astola ; Fruhstorfer,1912 : 602. (Tonkin)
Neptis astola ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 229. (Tonkin)
Neptis hylas f.astola ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 39. (Tonkin)
Neptis hylas astola ; Metaye,1957 : 96. (N)
Neptis sappho astola ; Eliot,1969 : 60. (N / "S")
Neptis sappho astola ; Hao et al.,2004 : 6, 62, figs.?[♀],?[♀](Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Neptis sappho ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 41. (Thua Thien Hue: A Luoi; Huong Thuy)
Neptis sappho astola ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 20, fig.N-43,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Dai Duc Me / Dong Nai: Thac Mai / Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Neptis sappho astola ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 21, fig.N-43,♀. (Lam Dong: Gung Re)
Neptis sappho astola ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 36. (N / C: to Lam Dong)
Neptis sappho astola ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):61-62, pl.43, figs.1a,♂,1b,♂(Un),1c,♂,1d,♂(Un). (N: Hoang Lien ; Muong Nhe ; Ba Be / C: Ben En ; A Luoi ; Huong Thuy ; Ngoc Linh ; Kon Plong ; Kon Cha Rang ; Chu Yang Sin)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 2♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 6♂ 6♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Champasak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sekong : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in montane and secondary forest at moderate elevations (alt.1000m - 2100m) and is frequently found on the edge of the forest and forest paths.

Literature

Moore, F.,1872 : Descriptions of New Indian Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1872(2):555-583, pls.32-34.

Huang, H.,2001 : Report of H.Huang's 2000 expedition to SE.Tibet for Rhopalocera (insecta, Lepidoptera).
Neue Ent. Nachr. 51:65-151.

Lang, S.,2009 : A Study on the systematics of Nymphalidae (excepting Satyrinae) from China (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea)
Beijing, P.R.China.

Neptis sappho astola ♂ Neptis sappho astola ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand.
Neptis sappho astola ♂ Neptis sappho astola ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2006.02.20 - 2020.09.30.

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