Neptis hylas papaja  Moore,[1875]

Neptis hylas papaja ♂ Up. Neptis hylas papaja ♂ Un. Neptis hylas papaja ♀ Up. Neptis hylas papaja ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Neptis hylas papaja ♂ Up. Neptis hylas papaja ♂ Un. Neptis hylas papaja ♀ Up. Neptis hylas papaja ♀ Un.
♀, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Neptis hylas papaja ♂ Up. Neptis hylas papaja ♂ Un. Neptis hylas papaja ♀ Up. Neptis hylas papaja ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Tao), Thailand. (photo by P.Kosierb) ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Neptis papaja Moore,[1875]
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1874(4): 570-571.
TL : Sumatra. (♂, NHML and Oxford.)

Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia, Sumatra, Banka.

Synonyms

Neptis mamaja Butler,1879 : Trans. linn. Soc. Lond.,(2)Zool. 1(8):541, pl.69, fig.3. TL. S.Malacca and Penang. (♂, NHML)
Neptis hylas symada Fruhstorfer,1907 : Int. ent. Z. 1(24):175. TL. Rhiow-Archipel. (♀, MNHN)
Neptis hylas mamaja ab.pura Grunberg,1908 : Sber. Ges. naturf. Freunde Berl. 1908:286. TL. Taloek, Sumatra.
Neptis hylas bankiva Fruhstorfer,1913 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde :602. TL. Banka.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis hylas mamaja ; Pendlebury,1923 : 39. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram; Khao Luang ; Lan Saka)
Neptis hylas mamaja ; Godfrey,1930 : 279. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat / Bangnara)
Neptis hylas mamaja ; Godfrey,1932a : 269. (P)
Neptis hylas papaja ; Pinratana,1979 : 45, figs.N72b,♂,♂(Un). (Trang / Yala)
Neptis hylas papaja ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 47, pl.27, figs.65a,♂[♀],♂(Un). (Ranong / Songkhla / Trang / Yala)
Neptis hylas papaja ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 388, pl.167, figs.N68a,♂,♂(Un). (Yala)
Neptis hylas papaja ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui / Koh Phangan)
Neptis hylas papaja ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 398,400, pl.173, figs.N243b,♂,♂(Un). (Yala)
Neptis hylas papaja ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 74-75, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong Hot Spring / Ranong / Phuket Hill / Ka Chong / Haadjai / Than To WF)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Tao) : 1♂ (photo by P.Koseirb).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phuket : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in montane and secondary forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.10m - 500m).
Examples from Malaysia and P.Thailand are very variable as Eliot,1992 and Kimura et al.,2016 pointed out. Further taxonomic study is needed.

Literature

Moore, F.,[1875] : Descriptions of New Asiatic Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1874(4):565-579, pls.66,67.

Butler, A.G.,[1879] : The Butterflies of Malacca.
Trans. linn. Soc. Lond., (2)Zool. 1(8):533-568, pl.68,69.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1907 : Neues uber eine alte Neptis.
Int. ent. Z. 1(24):174-176.

Grunberg, K.,1908 : Eineige neue Lepidopteren-formen von den Sunda-Inseln.
Sber. Ges. naturf. Freunde Berl. 1908:286-291, 1fig.

Eliot, J.N., 1992 : Cobert, A.S. & Pendlebury, H.M. (Revised by Eliot, J.N.), The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula, 4th Edition.
x + 595 + [69] pp., 69pp. of plates (some col.). Malayan Nature Society.

Neptis hylas papaja ♂ Neptis hylas papaja ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.

2006.02.20 - 2020.07.31.

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