Athyma orientalis  Elwes,1888

Athyma orientalis ♂ Up. Athyma orientalis ♂ Un. Athyma orientalis ♀ Up. Athyma orientalis ♀ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Athyma orientalis ♂ Up. Athyma orientalis ♂ Un. Athyma orientalis ♀ Up. Athyma orientalis ♀ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Athyma orientalis ♂ Up. Athyma orientalis ♂ Un. Athyma orientalis ♂ Up. Athyma orientalis ♂ Un.
♂, Xam Neua, Laos. (photo by K.Saito) ♂, Xam Neua, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Athyma orientalis Elwes,1888
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 36(3):354, pl.9, fig.4,♂.
TL : Sikkim.




Distribution : Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Assam, N.Myanmar,
Laos, N.Vietnam, China.
Athyma orientalis Map

Records taken from Literature

[ LAOS ]
Athyma orientalis ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ VIETNAM ]
Pantoporia opalina f.orientalis ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 41. (Tonkin)
Pantoporia opalina orientalis ; Metaye,1957 : 96. (N)
Athyma orientalis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 35. (N: Ha Giang ; Lao Cai)
Athyma orientalis ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 2:26-27, pl.36, figs.3a,♂,3b,♂(Un). (N: Ha Giang ; Hoang Lien / C: Phong Nha/Ke Bang)


Specimens Examined

[ LAOS ]
Houaphan : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Ha Giang : 2♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The relationship between opalina is still unclear. Further taxonomic study including DNA analysis is needed in the future.


The difference between orientalis and opalina.
orientalis Un. opalina Un.
orientalis (Un) opalina (Un)

Fore Wing / Species orientalis opalina
Triangular white spot beyond the cell long and lengthened to the terman short and well separated from the cell streak

Literature

Elwes, H.J.,1888 :
A catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Sikkim, [with additions, corrections, and notes on seasonal and local distribution by Otto Moller].
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 36(3):269-465, pls.8-11.

Huang, H.,1998 : Reserch on the butterflies of the Namjagbarwa Region, S.E.Tibet (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera).
Neue Ent. Nachr. 41:207-263.

Harada, M.,2009 : Two species of Athyma feeding on Berberidaceae.
Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 52:19-22.

K.Saito & Y.Inayoshi,
2010.02.28 - 2020.11.30.

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