Tanaecia munda waterstradti  Corbet, 1941

Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Up. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Un. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♀ Up. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Phatthalung, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)
Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Up. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Un. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♀ Up. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♀ Un.
♂, Trang, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Up. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Un. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Up. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Chumphon, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)
Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Up. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Un. Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ genitalia Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ genitalia
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Ranong, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Trang, Thailand.

ON : Tanaecia munda waterstradti Corbet, 1941
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11)7(42):516, pl.6, fig.9.
TL : Malakka. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Chumphon and Southward),
W.Malaysia.
Tanaecia munda waterstradti map

Type Materials Information

♂, Holotype (HT/red), Malakka. (NHML, photo examined) ; ♀, Allotype (AT/red), Malakka. (NHML, photo examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Tanaecia munda waterstradti ; Kimura,1994 : 19, figs.25,♂,26,♂(Un),27,♀,28,♀(Un). (Yala: Than To)
Tanaecia munda waterstradti ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 69, not fig. (Ranong; Trang; Yala)
"Tanaecia munda waterstradti [Tanaecia aruna apsarasa] ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 420, pl.184, fig.129,♀[♂]. ("Yala" [recte Borneo])"
Tanaecia munda waterstradti ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 97, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chumphon : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Kanchanadit dist.) : 1♂ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phatthalung : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low elevations (alt.150m - 300m).
From Malaysia to northern part of peninsula Thailand, the ground color of the upperside tends to darker and the white area on the UpH tends to reduce from south to north. Some examples of Ranong look similar to ssp.manata however they are variable and the shape of the hind wing is not rounded as ssp.manata. The species is hard to distinguish from Tanaecia palguna and needs examination of the male genitalia for identification.

The difference of palpi
Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂ Tanaecia palguna consanguinea ♂ Tanaecia pelea pelea ♂
munda palguna pelea


Literature

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : A revision of the Malaysian Genus Tanaecia Btlr. (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11)7(42):507-520, pl.6.


Tanaecia munda waterstradti ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

2008.03.20 - 2021.06.30.

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