Cynitia cocytina puseda  (Moore,[1858])

Cynitia cocytina puseda ♂ Up. Cynitia cocytina puseda ♂ Un. Cynitia cocytina puseda ♀ Up. Cynitia cocytina puseda ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Narathiwat, Thailand.
Cynitia cocytina puseda ♂ Up. Cynitia cocytina puseda ♂ Un. Cynitia cocytina puseda ♀ Up. Cynitia cocytina puseda ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Trang, Thailand.
Cynitia cocytina puseda ♂ Up. Cynitia cocytina puseda ♂ Un. Cynitia cocytina puseda ♂ genitalia Cynitia cocytina puseda ♂ genitalia
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

ON : Adolias puseda Moore,[1858]
OD : in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. Lep. Ins. Mus. East India Co. (1):191.
TL : Penang. (NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward), W.Malaysia, Singapore.

Cynitia cocytina puseda map

Synonyms

Papilio cocyta Fabricius,1793 : Ent. Syst. 3(1):127. TL. "India orientali" (homonym)
Euthalia cocytina ♀f.floralis Fruhstorfer,1913 : in Seitz, Grossschmett Erde 9:661. TL. Perak.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Euthalia cocytina puseda ; Pendlebury,1923 : 40. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram)
Euthalia cocytina puseda ; Godfrey,1930 : 291. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram)
Euthalia cocytina puseda ; Godfrey,1932a : 270. (Trang: Ko Libong)
Euthalia iapis puseda ; Pinratana,1979 : 71, figs.N122,♂,♀,♀(Un). (Ranong; Trang; Yala)
Tanaecia iapis puseda ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 72, pl.48, figs.133,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Ranong; Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Trang; Yala)
Tanaecia iapis puseda ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 428, pl.188, figs.N138,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Trang)
Cynitia cocytina puseda ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 438, pl.192, figs.N304,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Trang)
Cynitia cocytina puseda ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 101, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Si Thammarat : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Narathiwat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.200m - 600m).
This taxon was known as iapis, however was separated by Tsukada,1991 based on differences in male genitalia and markings. Males of this species and Cynitia flora are hardly distinguishable except examination of the genitalia.

Literature

Fabricius, J.C.,1793 : Entomologia systematica emedata et aucta. secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.
3(1): [iv] + 488 pp. Copenhagen. C.G.Proft.

Horsfield, T. & F. Moore,[1858] :
A catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Honourable East-India Company. Vol.1.
London. East India Co.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1913 : 6. Familie: Nymphalidae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
649-704. (28.Oct.1913)

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

Cynitia cocytina puseda ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2007.01.31 - 2021.06.30.

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