Neptis cartica cartica  Moore,1872

Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Up. Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Un. Neptis cartica cartica ♀ Up. Neptis cartica cartica ♀ Un.
♂ (wsf), Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀ (wsf), Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Up. Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Un. Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Up. Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Un.
♂ (wsf), Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♂, Vientiane, Laos.
Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Up. Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Up. Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Up. Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Up.
♂, Vientiane, Laos. (photo by K.Saito) ♂, Houaphan, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)
Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Up. Neptis cartica cartica ♂ Up. Neptis cartica cartica ♀ Up. Neptis cartica cartica ♀ Up.
♂ (wsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Neptis cartica Moore,1872
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1872(2):562-563.
TL : Nepal. (♂♀, NHML)



Distribution :
Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim to Myanmr, N.Thailand (Nan), Laos,
N.& C.Vietnam, Hainan, S.China (Yunnan, Guangxi, Zhejian, Fujian).
Neptis cartica cartica Map

Synonyms

Neptis carticoides Moore,1881 : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 29(3):309-310. TL. Darjiling. (♂, NHML)
Neptis sinocartica Chou & Wang,1994 : in Chou, Monograph. Rhop. Sin. 2:540, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),765. TL. Guangxi. (♂)
Neptis cartica pagoda Yoshino,1997 : Neo Lepidoptera 1(2):3-4, figs.20♂,21♂(Un). TL. Xishuanbanna, Yunnan. (♂, in coll. K.Yoshino)


Type Materials Information

sinocartica ;
Holotype ♂, 1992.05.23, Longsheng, Guangxi ; Allotype ♀, 1992.05.22, Longsheng, Guangxi.
pagoda ;
Holotype ♂, 1993.08., Monghai county, alt.1200m, Xishuanbanna, Yunnan. (in coll. K.Yoshino)
Paratypes : 1♂, same as holotype ; 1♂, 1993.08., Monghai county, alt.1800m, Xishuanbanna, Yunnan. (in coll. K.Yoshino)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis nashona aagaardi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.170, figs.N81,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). (in part)
Neptis cartica cartica ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 404, pl.175, figs.N255a,♂(Un,Laos),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Phu Kha)
Neptis cartica cartica ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 80. (by literature)

[ LAOS ]
Neptis cartica cartica ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 57, pl.58, figs.3,♂,4,♂(Un). (Phatong)
Neptis cartica cartica ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 206, pl.55, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Vieng Xai / Oudomxay)
Neptis cartica cartica ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ VIETNAM ]
Neptis cartica cartica ; Eliot,1969 : 93. (Tonkin)
Neptis cartica cartica ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 37. (N)
Neptis cartica cartica ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):74-75. (N: by literature / C: Vu Quang)
Neptis nashona aagaardi ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):76-77, pl.49, figs.2a,♂,2b,♂(Un). (N: Tam Dao ; Hoang Lien) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nan : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Oudomxai : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bolikhamxai : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vientiane : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Houaphan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phong Saly : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Ha Giang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vinh Phuc : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.1000m - 1600m).
The populations from Nan (N.Thailand) to Laos and Vietnam have smaller and rounder white markings on the UpF, even in the dry season form. I regarded these as nominotypical subspecies provisionally. Further taxonomic study is needed.

Literature

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

Moore, F.,1881 : Descriptions of new Asiatic diurnal Lepidoptera.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 29(3):305-313.

Chou, I. (ed.),1994 : Monographia Rhopalocerorum Sinensium.
2 vols., 854 pp. Henan Scientific and Technological Publishing House.

Yoshino, K.,1997 : New Butterflies from China 2.
Neo Lepidoptera 1(2):1-8.66 figs.

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

2006.02.20 - 2020.09.30.

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