Orthomiella pontis  (Elwes,1887)

Orthomiella pontis ♂ Up. Orthomiella pontis ♂ Un. Orthomiella pontis ♂ Up. Orthomiella pontis ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Orthomiella pontis ♂ Up. Orthomiella pontis ♂ Un. Orthomiella pontis ♂ Up. Orthomiella pontis ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Chilades pontis Elwes,1887
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1887(3):446.
TL : Darjeeling to Mongpo, Sikkim. (♂)
Distribution : Sikkim, N.Thailand, Vietnam.
pontis map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Orthomiella pontis ssp. ; Pinratana,1981 : 68, pl.31, fig.8,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao)
Orthomiella pontis roverea [sic] ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 588. (Chiang Dao) (in part)
Orthomiella pontis pontis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 610, not fig. (Chiang Dao) (in part)
Orthomiella pontis ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 155, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Orthomiella pontis pontis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2021.06.26)

[ VIETNAM ]
Orthomiella pontis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 54. (N: Lao Cai / C: Kon Thum)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai (Fang dist ; Doi Saket dist.) : 12♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (alt.1200m - 1800m) and is frequently found near streams. In some places it is found sympatric with Orthomiella rantaizana.
The examples in Thailand differ from typical pontis in India. I treat it as nominotypical subspecies provisionally, however further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Elwes, H.J.,1887 : Description of some new Lepidoptera from Sikkim.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1887(3):444-447.


Orthomiella pontis ♂ Orthomiella pontis ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2009.03.10 - 2021.08.31.

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