Taraka hamada mendesia  Fruhstorfer,1918

Taraka hamada mendesia ♂ Up. Taraka hamada mendesia ♂ Un. Taraka hamada mendesia ♀ Up. Taraka hamada mendesia ♀ Un.
♂, Phrae, Thailand. ♀, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Taraka hamada mendesia ♂ Up. Taraka hamada mendesia ♂ Un. Taraka hamada mendesia ♀ Up. Taraka hamada mendesia ♀ Un.
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Taraka hamada mendesia Fruhstorfer,1918
OD : Tijdschr. Ent. 61:23-24.
TL : Sumatra.
Distribution : Sikkim to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam,
W.Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Godfrey,1930 : 313. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Pinratana,1981 : 34, pl.5, figs.17,♂,18,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Tak)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 65, fig.66,♂. (Umphang: Tha-Sai)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 552, pl.249, figs.L50,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 566, pl.255, figs.L75,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 43, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Inthanon / Khun Lao Village / Doi Musso)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig.♂. (Chiang Mai / Phetchabun)

[ LAOS ]
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 214, pl.107, figs.♂,♀. (Oudomxay / Nhahin / Xiang Khouang)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Onodera,2009b : 38. (Vientiane: Vang Vieng)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 51.

[ VIETNAM ]
Castalius hamada ; Metaye,1957 : 91. (no loc.)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Hao et al.,2004 : 9, 74, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007c : 40, fig.L-153,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me)
Taraka hamada mendesia ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 48. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 6♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations and is occasionally found at secondary forest or garden trees in a town. Male makes a territory on the trees around forest edge from 13:00 to 15:00.

Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1918 : Revision der Gattung Castalius auf Grund der Morphologie der Generationsorgane.
Tijdschr. Ent. 61:17-44, pls.4,5.

Taraka hamada mendesia ♂ Taraka hamada mendesia ♀
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Taraka hamada mendesia ♂ Taraka hamada mendesia ♀
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.

1999.07.24 - 2020.05.31.

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