Athyma ranga ranga  Moore,[1858]

Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Un. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Un. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Nan, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Un. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Un. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up.
♂ (dsf), Nan, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Khammouan, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Athyma ranga Moore,[1858]
OD : in Horsfield & Moore,
Cat. Lep. Mus. East India Co. (1):175-176, pl.5, fig.6,♂.
TL : Darjeeling.




Distribution : Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand (excluding S.E.), Laos.
Athyma ranga ranga Map

Synonym

Athyma mahesa  Moore,[1858] : in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. Lep. Mus. East India Co. (1):176, pl.5, fig.7(♂).  TL. Darjeeling.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Pantoporia ranga obsolescens ; Fruhstorfer,1912 : 629. (Siam)
Pantoporia ranga obsolescens ; Godfrey,1916 : 129. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Pantoporia ranga obsolescens ; Godfrey,1927 : 124. (N)
Pantoporia ranga obsolescens ; Godfrey,1930 : 285. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Pinratana,1979 : 56, figs.N100,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Chaiyaphum)
Athyma ranga ranga ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 61, pl.40, figs.110a,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Chaiyaphum / Nakhon Ratchasima)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 255, fig.100,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Mu)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 28. (Mukdahan: Ban Na Lak)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 70, fig.162,♀. (Umphang: Tha Sai)
Athyma ranga ranga ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 410, pl.179, figs.N114a,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khao Yai / Chiang Mai)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 420, pl.183, figs.N279,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khao Yai / Chiang Mai)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 9. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Athyma ranga ranga ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 90, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Chiang Dao / Doi Suthep / Dio Pa Chang / Thung Saleng Luang / Phu Khiewo / Kao Yai) (in part)

[ LAOS ]
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 59, pl.62, figs.7,♂,8,♂(Un). (Luang Prabang / Tha Lat / Tha Ngone)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 207, pl.58, figs.♂,♂dsf,♀. (Xaignabouri / Lak Sao / Phong Saly)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 12♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 2♂ (photo & photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 7♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kamphaeng Phet : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 3♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Prachuap Khiri Khan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Khammouan : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.400m - 1400m).
The species is highly variable and individual and seasonal variation seems to be more pronounced than geographic variation. Further taxonomic study is needed.

Literature

Horsfield, T. & F. Moore,[1858] :
A catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Honourable East-India Company. Vol.1.
London. East India Co.

Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Athyma ranga ranga ♀
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Athyma ranga ranga ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Athyma ranga ranga ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2014.08.09 - 2020.11.30.

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