Athyma selenophora bahula  Moore,[1858]

Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Un. Athyma selenophora bahula ♀ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Un. Athyma selenophora bahula ♀ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Un. Athyma selenophora bahula ♀ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Un. Athyma selenophora bahula ♀ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♀ Un.
♂, Vinh Phu, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Un. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Un.
♂, Vinh Phu, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♂, Vinh Phu, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Un. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♂, Vientiane, Laos.
Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Un. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Up. Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♂, Phetchabun, Thailand.

ON : Athyma bahula Moore,[1858]
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1858(26):12, pl.50, fig.2,♀.
TL : Sylhet.




Distribution : Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam.
Athyma selenophora bahula Map

Synonyms

Pantoporia selenophora batilda Fruhstorfer,1908 : Ent. Wbl. 25(10):41. TL. Chiem-Hoa, Tonkin. (♂, MNHN)
Pantoporia selenophora latifascia Talbot,1936 : Entomologist 69:57. TL. Siam. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Pantoporia selenophora bahula ; Godfrey,1916 : 129. (Prae: Me Song forest / Chonburi: Hup Bon)
Pantoporia selenophora selenophora ; Godfrey,1927 : 124. (N)
Pantoporia selenophora selenophora ; Godfrey,1930 : 285. (Prae: Me Song forest / Chonburi: Sriracha)
Pantoporia selenophora latifascia ; Davidson & Macbeth,1938 : 74-75. (by literature, Talbot's OD)
Athyma selenophora selenophora ; Pinratana,1979 : 57, not fig. (Chiang Mai)
Athyma selenophora latifascia ; Pinratana,1979 : 58, figs.N103c,♂,♀. (Chiang Mai / Loei)
Athyma selenophora bahula ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 60, pl.38, figs.105a,♂,♀. (Chiang Mai / Chaiyaphum / Phisanulok / Nakhon Nayok / Chonburi / Chanthaburi)
Athyma selenophora bahula ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 404, pl.176, figs.N109a,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Chiang Mai)
Athyma selenophora bahula ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 414, pl.180, figs.N274a,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Chiang Mai / Phrae)
Athyma selenophora bahula ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Chiang Mai / Sa Kaeo / Chanthaburi) (accessed: 2020.09.24)
Athyma selenophora amharina ; Chaianunporn & Chaianunporn,2019 : 86. (Chaiyaphum: Chulabhorn Dam)
Athyma selenophora bahula ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 86, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao / Doi Suthep / Doi Inthanon / Khun Lao / Maethro / Charn Phui / Thung Saleng Luang / Phu Khiewo / Nakohn Nayok / Kao Soi Dao / Kao Khiewo)

[ LAOS ]
Pantoporia selenophora f.batilda ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 41. (Xieng-Khouang)
Athyma selenophora latifascia ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 59, pl.63, figs.1,♂,2,♂(Un). (Vang Vieng / Nam Moh / Pakse / Luang Prabang)
Athyma selenophora latifascia ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 207, pl.59, figs.♂,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Lak Sao / Phong Saly / Oudomxay / Xiang Khouang)
Athyma selenophora latifascia ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 42. (Namdhua / Nakai)
Athyma selenophora latifascia ; Onodera,2009b : 36. (Xieng Kouang: Muang Kham)
Athyma selenophora bahula ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Pantoporia bahula ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 230. (Cambodge)
Athyma selenophora ; Onodera,2007 : 28, fig.57,♂. (Siem Reap: Phnum Kuhlen)
Athyma selenophora batilda ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 129. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Pantoporia selenophora batilda ; Fruhstorfer,1912 : 631. (C.Tonkin)
Pantoporia batilda ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 230. (Tonkin)
Pantoporia selenophora f.batilda ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 41. (Central Tonkin)
Pantoporia batilda ; Lemee,1950 : 14. (Hagiang / Backan)
Pantoporia selenophora batilda ; Metaye,1957 : 96. (N)
Athyma selenophora batilda ; Ikeda et al.,2000 : 36, fig.6:1♂(WSF),2♂(Un),3♂(DSF), fig.9:33(♂,genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Athyma selenophora ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 41. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Phong Dien; Bach Ma)
Athyma selenophora batilda ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 22, figs.N-69A♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Athyma selenophora batilda ; Yokochi et al.,2015 : 41. (Khanh Hoa: Hon Ba)
Athyma selenophora batilda ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 35. (N / C / S)
Athyma selenphora bahula ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 2:27-29, pl.36, figs.5a,♂,5b,♂(Un),5c,♀. (N: Muong Nhe ; Hoang Lien ; Van Ban ; Ba Be ; Tam Dao ; Cat Ba ; Cuc Phuong ; Pu Luong / C: Xuan Lien ; Ben En ; Pu Hoat ; Bu Huong ; Pu Mat ; Huong Son ; Vu Quang ; Bach Ma ; A Luoi ; Nam Dong ; Son Thanh ; Ngoc Linh ; Kon Ka Kinh ; Chu Yang Sin ; Da Teh ; Bu Gia Map ; Loc Bao ; Bao Lam / S: Cat Tien ; La Nga)


Specimens Examined

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

Chiang Mai : 16♂ 9♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 7♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 4♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok: 2♂ (photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 4♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 2♂ (photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Oudomxai : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bolikhamxai : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vientiane : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Champasak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Ha Giang : 2♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lao Cai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vinh Phuc : 3♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 7♂ 10♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to high elevations (alt.300m - 1700m).
The species is highly variable and individual and seasonal variation seems to be more pronounced than geographic variation in continental Indo-China region. And the relationship between yui is unclear. Further taxonomic study is needed.

Literature

Moore, F.,[1858] :
Monograph of the Asiatic Species of Neptis and Athyma, two genera of Diurnal Lepidoptera belonging to the Family Nymphalidae.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1858(26):3-20, Annulosa pls. 49-51.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1908 : Neue ostasiatische Rhopaloceren.
Ent. Wbl. 25(10):41.

Talbot, G.,1936 : Notes upon some butterflies from Siam, with descriptions of new races and forms (Lep. Rhopalocera).
Entomologist 69:56-60.

Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Athyma selenophora bahula ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Athyma selenophora bahula ♀
♂, Phetchabun, Thailand. ♀, Chaiyaphum, Thailand.
Athyma selenophora bahula ♂ Athyma selenophora bahula ♀
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama) ♀, Sa Kaeo, Thailand.

2006.03.10 - 2020.11.30.

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