Neptis harita preeyai  Kimura,1993

Neptis harita preeyai ♂ Up. Neptis harita preeyai ♂ Un. Neptis harita preeyai ♀ Up. Neptis harita preeyai ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Neptis harita preeyai ♀ Up. Neptis harita preeyai ♀ Un. Neptis harita preeyai ♂ genitalia Neptis harita preeyai ♂ genitalia
♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Neptis harita preeyai Kimura,1993
OD : Gekkan-Musi 271:12-14, figs.3(HT,♂),4(HT,♂Un),5(PT,♀),6(PT,♀Un).
TL : Nakhonradjashima, Thailand. (♂, RIEB)
Distribution : S.E.Thailand, S.Laos, C. & S.Vietnam.

Synonym

Neptis harita preeyae Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : Butterflies in Thailand 3 Nymphalidae (second and revised edition) :49. [unjustified emendation]


Type Materials Information

Holotype ♀, Wan Nam Khiewo, Nakhonradjashima. 1978.Jun.10. (RIEB)
Paratypes :
1♂, Khao Soi Dao, Chanthaburi. 1985.Mar.16. (RIEB) ; 1♀, Kratchin Waterfall, Chanthaburi. 1975.Sep.20. (RIEB)
"1♂, Doi Musso, Tak. 1978.May.7. (RIEB)" [recte ssp.harita]


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis visaki harita ; Godfrey,1916 : 129. (Chonburi: Hup Bon)
Neptis harita ; Godfrey,1930 : 281. (Chonburi: Hup Bon)
Neptis harita harita ; Pinratana,1979 : 48, fig.N79,♀. (Chanthaburi) (in part)
Neptis harita preeyae ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 49, pl.29, figs.72b,♀,♂(Un). (Nakhon Ratchasima / Nakhon Nayok / Chanthaburi) (in part)
Neptis harita preeyae ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 390, pl.169, figs.N75b,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). (Chanthaburi)
Neptis harita preeyai ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 402, pl.174, figs.N250b,♀,♀(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Neptis harita preeyai ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Nakhon Nayok / Sa Kaeo / Chanthaburi)
Neptis harita preeyai ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 78, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Yai / Wan Nam Khiewo / Kao Soi Dao / Kratching WF)

[ LAOS ]
Neptis harita (ssp.sakala ?) ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 58, pl.59, figs.5,♀,6,♀(Un). (in part)

[ VIETNAM ]
Neptis harita ; Lien,2003 : 57. (Phu Quoc)
Neptis harita preeyai ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 20, fig.N-40,♂. (Lam Dong: Dai Duc Me)
Neptis harita harita ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 37. (C / S) (in part)
Neptis harita preeyai ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):62-63, pl.43, figs.2b,♂,2c,♂(Un),2d,♀,2e,♀(Un) (shown as ssp.harita). (C: Da Teh ; Ba Lam ; Cat Loc / S: Nam Cat Tien ; Nghia Trung)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chanthaburi : 1♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trat : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in lowland montane forest (alt.50m - 300m) and is frequently found on the edge of the forest or forest paths.
Kimura,1993 designated a male from Doi Musso, Tak to paratype, however it seems to be ssp.harita. The specimen is illustrated in Kimura et al.,2016, figs.♂,♂(Un) as ssp.harita.
The subspecific name has a nomenclatural problem. The name was dedicated to Mrs.Preeya Intaburan, however Kimura,1993 has used a masculine noun to describe this subspecies. Pinratana & Eliot,1996 changed it as preeyae, but this is unjustified emendation. In this case, unfortunately, the ICZN does not allow to change the original name.

Literature

Kimura, Y.,1993 : Report on Two New Subspecies of Genus Neptis in Thailand. (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae)
Gekkan-Mushi 271:12-14, 6 figs.

Pinratana, A. & J.N. Eliot,1996 : Butterflies in Thailand. Vol.3. Nymphalidae (second and revised edition)
Bosco Offset, Bangkok. 140 pp, 84 col. pl.

Neptis harita preeyai ♂ Neptis harita preeyai ♀
♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul) ♀, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)
Neptis harita preeyai ♂ Neptis harita preeyai ♀
♂, Trat, Thailand. ♀, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)

2006.02.20 - 2020.09.30.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.