Phaedyma columella singa  (Fruhstorfer,1899)

Phaedyma columella singa ♂ Up. Phaedyma columella singa ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Andrapana columella singa Fruhstorfer,1899
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 44(3/4):286.
TL : Singapore. (♂, MNHM)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala), W.Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Phaedyma columella singa ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 84, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Than To WF)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Yala : 2♂ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is uncommon in Peninsular Thailand and is found in montane forest at moderate elevations.
Phaedyma columella is highly variable species in terms of both individual and seasonal variation. And it is unclear whether this taxon can be clearly separated from ssp.martabana as Eliot,1969 pointed out. Further taxonomic study is needed.

Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1899 : Neue Rhopaloceren aus dem malayischen Archipel
Berl. ent. Z. 44(3/4):285-288, pl.2.

Phaedyma columella singa ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

2020.10.31.

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