Neptis ananta learmondi  Tytler,1940

Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Un. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Un. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Un. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Un. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Un.
♂, Phong Saly, Laos. ♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Neptis ananta learmondi Tytler,1940
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Sco. 42:118. partim ♂ nec ♀.
TL : Loi Mwe, South Shan States. (NHML)




Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
Neptis ananta learmondi Map

Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, Loi Mwe, South Shan States. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Eliot,1969 : 100. (N.Siam)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Pinratana,1979 : 50, figs.N87,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / "Chaiyaphum")
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 52, pl.31, figs.81,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / "Chaiyaphum")
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 394, pl.171, figs.N83,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Neptis namba ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 394, pl.171, figs.N84, ♂,♂(Un). ("Phu Khieo")
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 406, pl.176, figs.N259,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Neptis namba ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 406, pl.176, figs.N260,♂,♂(Un). ("Phu Khieo")
Neptis ananta learmondi ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai / "Phetchabun")
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 81, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok / Doi Ankhaan / Doi Suthep / Doi Inthanon)

[ LAOS ]
Neptis ananta f.ananta ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 40. (Muong-Om)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 58, pl.58, figs.5♂,6♂(Un). (Phatong)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 206, pl.56, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Phong Saly / Lak Sao / Xam Neua)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ VIETNAM ]
Neptis ananta ; Lemee,1950 : 14. (Hagiang)
Neptis ananta ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 41. (Thua Thien Hue: Bach Ma)
Neptis namba namba ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 22, figs.N-54,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Neptis ananta ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 37. (N / C)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):77, pl.49, figs.1a,♂,1b,♂(Un),1c,♀,1d,♀(Un). (N: Hoang Lien ; Tam Dao ; Van Ban / C: Vu Quang ; Bach Ma ; Ngoc Linh ; Kon Ka Kinh ; Bi Doup/Nui Ba ; Bao Lam)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Rai : 4♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 3♀ (incl.photo & photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 4♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kamphaeng Phet : 2♂ (photo by A.Giudici and R.Charoenpon).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂ (photo & photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : 2♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phong Saly : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bolikhamxai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Houaphan : 1♂ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 1♀ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.1100m - 1600m).
I suspect that the records from C.Thailand, Chaiyaphum and Phetchabun, could be misidentification of namba. We need to be rechecked based on reliable specimens,

The difference between ananta and namba.
Neptis ananta ♂ Un. Neptis namba ♂ Un.
ananta ♂(Un) namba ♂(Un)
Neptis ananta ♂ Un. Neptis namba ♂ Un.
ananta ♂(Un) namba ♂(Un)

♂ underside / Species ananta namba
Cilia obscure clearly chequered with white
FW, base of space 1b covered with brownish scales without these scales

Literature

Tytler, H.,1940 : Notes on Some New and Interesting Butterflies chiefly from Burma. Part.2.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 42:109-123.

Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Neptis ananta learmondi ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Neptis ananta learmondi ♂
♂, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Neptis ananta learmondi ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2006.02.20 - 2020.09.30.

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