Cynitia flora andersonii  (Moore,1884)

Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Un. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Un. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Un.
♂, Phuket, Thailand. ♀, Phuket, Thailand.
Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Un. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Un.
♂, Satun, Thailand. ♀, Satun, Thailand.
Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Un. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up.
♂, Narathiwat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♀ Up.
♀, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Up. Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ genitalia Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ genitalia
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Euthalia andersonii Moore,1884
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):18-19.
TL : Mergui ; Tavoy.
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Chumphon and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia (Kedah).

● ssp.andersonii
ssp.cooperi
Cynitia flora andersonii map

Synonym

Euthalia salangana Fruhstorfer,1896 : Ent. Nachr. 22(3):39-40. TL. Insel Salanga [Phuket]. (NHML)


Type Material Information

andersonii ; ♂, 1884.vi.22. "Menthanti" (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 252, figs.♂,♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Euthalia flora salangana ; Godfrey,1916 : 130. (specimen in Adams coll. NHML)
Euthalia flora flora ; Godfrey,1930 : 290. (Surat Thani; Bangnara; Chumphon: Hue Sak)
Euthalia flora maclayi ; Godfrey,1930 : 290-291. (Surat Thani)
Euthalia flora salangana ; Godfrey,1930 : 291. (Salanga [Phuket] Is.)
Euthalia flora andersoni [sic] ; Godfrey,1930 : 291. (Ranong)
Euthalia flora flora ; Godfrey,1932a : 269. (P)
Euthalia flora maclayi ; Godfrey,1932a : 270. (P)
Euthalia flora salangana ; Godfrey,1932a : 270. (P)
Euthalia lepidea flora ; Pinratana,1979 : 69, figs.N119c♂,♀,♀(Un). (Chumphon; Ranong)
Euthalia flora andersonii ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 71, pl.46, figs.130,♂,♀. (Chumphon; Ranong)
Tanaecia flora andersonii ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 426, pl.187, figs.N135,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). (Krabi)
Cynitia flora andersonii ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 436, pl.191, figs.N301,♂,♀,♀(Un). (Krabi; Phuket)
Cynitia flora andersonii ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 100, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong Hot Spring; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Key Rap Nam; Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 3♂ 9♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phuket : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Narathiwat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in montane forest at low elevation (alt.10m - 450m).
The species is highly variable in color and markings in both sexes and the wing shape tends to rounder from north to south.
The populations from southern part of peninsular Thailand, Yala and Narathiwat, are close to nominotypical subspecies in W.Malaysia. Further taxonomic study is needed. The males of this species and Cynitia cocytina are hardly distinguishable without examination of the genitalia.

Literature

Moore, F.,1884 : Descriptions of some New Asiatic Lepidoptera; chiefly from Specimens contained inthe Indian Museum, Calcutta.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):16-52.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1896 : Neue Rhopaloceren aus dem malayischen Archipel.
Ent. Nachr. 22(3):39-40.

Cynitia flora andersonii ♂ Cynitia flora andersonii ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

2007.01.31 - 2021.06.30.

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