Cynitia godartii asoka  (Felder & Felder,[1867])

Cynitia godartii asoka ♂ Up. Cynitia godartii asoka ♂ Un. Cynitia godartii asoka ♀ Up. Cynitia godartii asoka ♀ Un.
♂, Satun, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Cynitia godartii asoka ♂ Up. Cynitia godartii asoka ♂ Un. Cynitia godartii asoka ♀ Up. Cynitia godartii asoka ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Trang, Thailand.
Cynitia godartii asoka ♂ Up. Cynitia godartii asoka ♂ Up. Cynitia godartii asoka ♀ Up. Cynitia godartii asoka ♀ Up.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Cynitia godartii asoka ♂ Up. Cynitia godartii asoka ♂ Up. Cynitia godartii asoka ♀ Up. Cynitia godartii asoka ♀ Up.
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Adolias asoka Felder & Felder,[1867]
OD : Reise Fregatte Novara, Lep. Rhop.(3):433, pl.58, fig.1,♀.
TL : Malacca Interior.
Distribution : W. to P.Thailand, Langkawi, W.Malaysia.
Cynitia godartii asoka map

Synonyms

Felderia asoka jordani Fruhstorfer,[1896] : Soc. ent. 10(22):169. TL. Malacca.
Cynitia godartii picturatus Tsukada,1991 : Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands. 5:348,546, pl.49, figs.9(PT,♀),10(PT,♂Un),11(HT,♂),12(PT,♀Un). TL. Ranong, P.Thailand. (♂, in coll. E.Tsukada)


Type Materials Information

picturatus ;
Holotype ♂, Feb.1984. Ranong, P.Thailand. (in coll. E.Tsukada)
Paratypes 1♀, Jan.1988. Khao Poata, P.Thailand ; 1♀, Mar.1990. Ranong, P.Thailand.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Euthalia godartii asoka ; Godfrey,1930 : 290. (Surat Thani)
Euthalia godartii asoka ; Godfrey,1932a : 269. (P)
Euthalia godartii asoka ; Pinratana,1979 : 70, figs.N121,♂,♀. (Ranong; Trang)
Tanaecia godartii asoka ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 72, pl.47, figs.132,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Ranong; Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Trang)
Tanaecia godartii asoka ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 426, pl.187, figs.N137,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Krabi; Trang; Ranong)
Cynitia godartii asoka ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 436, pl.191, figs.N303,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Krabi; Trang; Ranong)
Cynitia godartii asoka ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 102, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Tenasserim; Kam Puan; Muang Shone; Khlong Naka; Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Thaleban; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Kanchanaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 5♂ 6♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 1♂ 2♀ (incl.photo & photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.30m - 700m).
Tsukada,1991 described ssp.picturatus from Ranong, however the taxon is highly variable and is considered to be a synonym of ssp.asoka.

Literature

Felder, C. & R. Felder,1865-1875 :
Rhopalocera. In Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen Commodore B. von Wullerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band:
Abtheilung. Wien : vi + 548 + [1] pp in 5 parts, 140 pls.

Fruhstorfer,[1896] : Neue Rhopaloceren aus dem malayischen Archipel.
Soc. ent. 10(22):169.

Tsukada, E.,1991 : Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands V, Nymphalidae (II).
Azumino Butterflie's Research Institute. 576pp.(238 col. pls.) (in Japanese)

Eliot, J.N. & L.G.Kirton,2000 : Revisional notes and nomenclatural changes of some Peninsular Malaysian butterflies
Malay. nat. J. 54(2):131-145.

Cynitia godartii asoka ♀ Cynitia godartii asoka ♀
♀, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

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