Athyma reta reta  Moore,1858

Athyma reta reta ♂ Up. Athyma reta reta ♂ Un. Athyma reta reta ♀ Up. Athyma reta reta ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Trang, Thailand.
Athyma reta reta ♂ Up. Athyma reta reta ♂ Un. Athyma reta reta ♀ Up. Athyma reta reta ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

ON : Athyma reta Moore,1858
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1858(347/348):12, pl.50, fig.3,♂.
TL : Sumatra.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southwards), W.Malaysia,
Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Singkep, Lingga, Belitung.

Synonyms

Athyma kresna Moore,1858 ; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1858(347/348):12-13, pl.50, fig.4,♂. TL: Borneo ; Sumatra.
Pantoporia reta moorei Fruhstorfer,1906 ; Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 56(6/7):406. TL. Singapore ; Perak.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Pantoporia reta moorei ; Godfrey,1930 : 284. (P: Bangnara)
Pantoporia reta moorei ; Godfrey,1932a : 269. (P)
Athyma reta reta ; Pinratana,1979 : 56, figs.N99,♂,♂(Un). (Narathiwat)
Athyma reta moorei ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 59, pl.37, figs.103,♂,♂(Un). (Satun: Tarutao Is.)
Athyma reta reta ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 404, pl.176, figs.N107,♂,♂(Un). (Than To)
Athyma reta reta ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 414, pl.180, figs.N272,♂,♂(Un). (Ranong / Than To)
Athyma reta moorei ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 86, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Tarutao Is / Than To WF)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.500m - 900m).
Female of this species was confused with the nefte female for a long time until Kirton et al.,2020 correctly identified.

Literature

Moore, F.,1858 : A monograph of the Asiatic Species of Neptis and Athyma, two Genera of diurnal Lepidoptera belonging to the Family Nymphalidae
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1858(347/348):3-20, pl.49-51.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1906 : Historisches und Morphologisches uber das Genus Athyma und dessen Verwandte.
Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 56(6/7):384-434, 8 figs.

Tsukada, E.,1985 : Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands. IV Nymphalidae (1).
Plapac Co., Ltd. 558 pp. 158.col.pls.

Kirton, L.G., H. Tan, C-K, Phon & S-K. Khew,2020 : Discovery of the previously overlooked female of Athyma reta (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), and its taxonomic implications
Raffles Bull. Zool. 68:249-266.

Athyma reta reta ♂ Athyma reta reta ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.

2006.03.10 - 2020.11.30.

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