Tanaecia julii mansori  Yokochi,1993

Tanaecia julii mansori ♂ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♂ Un. Tanaecia julii mansori ♀ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♀ Un.
♂, 1987.03.15. Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand. ♀, 1987.03.15. Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand.
Tanaecia julii mansori ♂ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♂ Un. Tanaecia julii mansori ♀ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♀ Un.
♂, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand. ♀, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand.
Tanaecia julii mansori ♂ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♂ Un. Tanaecia julii mansori ♀ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♀ Un.
♂, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand. ♀, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand.

Tanaecia julii mansori ♂ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♂ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♀ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♀ Up.
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand.
Tanaecia julii mansori ♂ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♂ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♀ Up. Tanaecia julii mansori ♀ Up.
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Samui), Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Samui), Thailand.

ON : Tanaecia julii mansori Yokochi,1993
OD : Futao 14:3, pl.1, figs.1(HT,♂),2(HT,♂Un),3(PT,♀),4(PT,♀Un).
TL : Langkawi, W.Malaysia. (♂, in coll. T.Yokochi)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Koh Tarutao), W.Malaysia (Langkawi).
[Surat Thani: Koh Samui; Koh Phangan.]

● ssp.julii
ssp.odilina
ssp.xiphiones
ssp.mansori
Tanaecia julii map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 23.Jan.1992. Mt.Raya, Langkawi Island, W.Malaysia. (in coll. T.Yokochi)
Paratypes : 15♂ 19♀. same locality as holotype.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Taenacia julii xiphiones ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui; Koh Phangan) (accessed: 2021.04.10)
Tanaecia julii mansori ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 432, pl.189, figs.N298b,♂(right,Un). ("Satun" [Koh Tarutao]) (in part)
Tanaecia julii mansori ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 98. (by literature)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 12♂ 3♀.
1987.03.15. 4♂ 1♀, Y.Inayoshi (YI).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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Surat Thani (Koh Samui dist ; Koh Phangan dist.) : 5♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The specimens of Koh Tarutao 15.Mar.1987, shown above are the first record from Thailand. The butterfly is common in montane forest at low elevations (alt.10m - 150m).
The examples of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan are very similar to this subspecies. I know this is unnatural in terms of zoogeography, but I consider them to be the same subspecies and treat it as ssp.mansori provisionally. It could be a similarity due to the oceanic climate, but I rather suspect it could be related to the origin of these islands, as the same tendency is seen in several other species. Further taxonomic study is needed including DNA analysis.

Literature

Yokochi, T.,1993 : Two new subspecies of Genus Tanaecia Butler and Euthalia Hubner from Langkawi Island, Malaysia. Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae.
Futao 14:2-4, pl.1.

Tanaecia julii mansori ♂
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2007.01.10 - 2021.06.30.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.