Simiskina phalia potina  (Hewitson,1874)

Simiskina phalia potina ♂ Up. Simiskina phalia potina ♂ Un. Simiskina phalia potina ♀ Up. Simiskina phalia potina ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Simiskina phalia potina ♂ Up. Simiskina phalia potina ♂ Un. Simiskina phalia potina ♀ Up. Simiskina phalia potina ♀ Up.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Simiskina phalia potina ♂ Up. Simiskina phalia potina ♂ Un. Simiskina phalia potina ♀ Up. Simiskina phalia potina ♀ Up.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Simiskina phalia potina ♀ Up. Simiskina phalia potina ♀ Un. Simiskina phalia potina ♀ Up. Simiskina phalia potina ♀ Up.
♀, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Pattani, Thailand.

ON : Poritia potina Hewitson,1874
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 22(3):347.
TL : Singapore. (♀, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam,
W.Malaysia, [Singapore].
Simiskina phalia potina map

Synonyms

Simiskina fulgens Distant,1886 : Entomologist 19:12. TL. Penang.
Poritia phalia binghami Fruhstorfer,[1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):203. TL. Tenasserim.


Type Material Information

potina ; ♀ Type (red), Singapore. Hewitson Coll. (NHML. photo examined.)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Simiskina phalia ; Godfrey,1930 : 311. (Prae: Me Song forest; Chonburi: Sriracha)
Simiskina phalia binghami ; Pinratana,1981 : 23, 157, pl.2, figs.17,♂,18,♀,19,♀ ; pl.4, fig.8,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Nakhon Ratchasima; Chantaburi; Tak; Chonburi)
Simiskina proxima dohertyi ; Pinratana,1981 : pl.4, fig.7,♂(Un).
Simiskina phalia binghami ; Seki,1986 : 22. (Ranong)
Simiskina proxima dohertyi ; Kimura,1998b : 42-43, 49, figs.17,♂,18,♂(Un). (Khao Soi Dao) (in part)
Simiskina phalia potina ; Kimura,1998b : 43, 49, figs.25,♂,26,♂(Un),27,♀,28,♀(Un). (Doi Chiang Dao; Khlong Naka)
Simiskina phalia binghami ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 32, fig.89,♂. (Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Chong Na Yoi)
Simiskina phalia binghami ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 65, fig.63,♂. (Umphang: Tha Sai ; Umphang)
Simiskina proxima dohertyi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.240, figs.L15,♂,♂(Un),♀(center),♀(center,Un). (in part)
Simiskina phalia potina ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 532, pl.240, figs.L16,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Si Racha; Khlong Nakha)
Simiskina proxima dohertyi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 544. (Khao Soi Dao) (in part)
Simiskina phalia potina ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 546, pl.245, figs.L40,♂,♂(Un) ; pl.246,♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Mae Hong Son; Si Racha; Khlong Nakha)
Simiskina proxima dohertyi ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 32. (Kao Soi Dao) (in part)
Simiskina phalia potina ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 32, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Doi Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Khlong Naka; Than To; Than To WF.)
Simiskina phalia potina ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs, Early Stages. (Nakhon Nayok; Chanthaburi; Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2021.07.01)

[ LAOS ]
Simiskina phalia binghami ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 68, pl.98, fig.A6,♀(Un). (list only)
Simiskina phalia binghami ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 ; 214, pl.106, figs.♂,♀. (Lak Sao; Thateng; Pakxe)
Simiskina phalia binghami ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 45. (Namdhua; Thabeng; Thakhek; Nakai)
Simiskina phalia potina ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 50.

[ VIETNAM ]
Simiskina phalia binghami ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b : 350-351, pl.9, figs.71,♂,72,♂(Un) ; pl.10, figs.73,♀,74,♀(Un). (Dong Nai: Trang Bom; Banmethuout, Song Be)
Simiskina phalia binghami ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 49, figs.L-4,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me; Dong Nai: Thac Mai)
Simiskina phalia potina ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 47. (C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 6♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Rai : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 6♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 3♂ 3♀ (photo by M.Hayashi, T.Aoyama & S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 1♀ (photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 10♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is very common in semi-dried forest at low to high elevations (alt. 400m - 1600m). Male makes a territory on the trees and shrubs.
The records of Simiskina proxima from Khao Soi Dao are considered to be this species.

Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,1874 : Descriptions of new species of Lycaenidae from his own collection.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 22(3):343-355.

Distant, W.L.,1886 : Descriptions of New Species and a new genus of Rhopalocera from the Malay Peninsula.
Entomologist 19:11-12.

Fruhstorfer, H.,[1912] :
Uebersicht der Lycaeniden des Indo-Australischen Gebiets. Begrundet auf die Ausbeute und die Sammlung des Autors.
Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):197-272, 4 figs.

Simiskina phalia potina ♂ Simiskina phalia potina ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Simiskina phalia potina ♂ Simiskina phalia potina ♀
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Simiskina phalia potina ♂+♀ Simiskina phalia potina ♂+♀
♂+♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂+♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Simiskina phalia potina ♂ Simiskina phalia potina ♀
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.05.12 - 2021.07.31.

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