Limenitis asura idita  (Moore,[1858])

Limenitis asura idita ♂ Up. Limenitis asura idita ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

ON : Athyma idita Moore,[1858]
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1858:16, pl.51, fig.3,♂.
TL : "Java ?" (NHML)

Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Yala), W.Malaysia,
Borneo, Sumatra, Java.

Records taken from Literature

"Athyma asura idita ; Pinratana,1979 : 55, figs.N96b,♂,♂(Un). (no data)"
"Athyma asura idita ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 58, pl.37, figs.100b,♂,♂(Un). (no data)"
"Athyma asura idita ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 402, pl.175, figs.N104b,♂,♂(Un). (P)"
"Athyma asura idita ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 412, pl.179, figs.N269b,♂,♂(Un). (no data)"
Athyma asura idita ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 86, not fig. (Than To WF)
Athyma asura idita ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2020- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2020.09.24)

Specimens Examined

Yala : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

The butterfly is rare in montane forest. In Thailand, there are only a few known reliable records from Yala province until now.


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.

Wu, L.W., H.Chiba, D.C.Lees, Y.Ohsima, M.L.Jeng.,2019 :
Unravelling relationships among the shared stripes of sailors: Mitogenomic phylogeny of Limenitidini butterflies (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Limenitidinae), focusing on the genera Athyma and Limenitis
Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 130(2019):60-66.

Limenitis asura idita ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

2006.02.20 - 2021.01.31.

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