Cheritra freja evansi  Cowan, 1965

Cheritra freja evansi ♂ Up. Cheritra freja evansi ♂ Un. Cheritra freja evansi ♀ Up. Cheritra freja evansi ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Cheritra freja evansi ♂ Up. Cheritra freja evansi ♂ Un. Cheritra freja evansi ♀ Up. Cheritra freja evansi ♀ Un.
♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Cheritra freja evansi Cowan, 1965
OD : Entomologist 98:70.
TL : Khasi Hills, Assam. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam,
Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam,
Yunnan.
● ssp.evansi
ssp.freja
Cheritra freja evansi map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, Allotype ♀, Khasi Hills, Assam. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Cheritra freja ; Godfrey,1916 : 141.
Cheritra freja freja ; Godfrey,1927 : 126. (N)
Cheritra freja freja ; Godfrey,1930 : 344. (Prae: Me Song forest; Chiang Rai: Doi Chang; Chonburi: Sriracha; Me Ping valley)
Cheritra freja freja ; Shirôzu & Saigusa,1962 : 54-55, pl.7, figs.49,♂, 50,♂(Un), Textfig.23,♂genitalia. (Doi Inthanon; Li; Mae Hoi)
Cheritra freja freja ; Kawazoé,1964 : 144. (N: Ping Kong)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Cowan,1967 : 91-92. (Thailand)
Cheritra freja freja ; Pinratana,1981 : 120. (Chanthaburi; Nan; Nakhon Nayok; Nakhon Ratchasima) (in part)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Pinratana,1981 : 120,l.22, figs.4,♂,5,♂(Un) (as Chertra freja freja). (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Loei; Srisaket; Ubon Ratchathani)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 259, fig.156,♀. (Mukdahan: Phu Huay Sing; Ubon Ratchathani: Kaeng Tana)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 39. (Mukdahan: Ban Na Lak; Ban Gok Tum; Ubon Ratchathani: Nam Tok Soi Sawan; Kaeng E-Keow)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 56. (Mukdahan: Phu Ma No Rom; Phu Huai Sing; Ban Lao Kram; Ubon Ratchathani: Kaen Tana; Phu Chong Na Yoi)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 67, fig.93,♂. (Umphang)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 670, pl.306, figs.L322a♂,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Mae Ya; Wiang Pa Pao; Phayao)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 708, pl.324, figs.L346a♂,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Mae Ya; Wiang Pa Pao; Phayao)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Okamoto et al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 104, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep; Bun Kahn; Phu Khiewo; Nakohn Nayok; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao; Krathin WF; Kao Khiewo)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Chaianunporn & Chaianunporn,2019 : 85. (Chaiyaphum: Chulabhorn Dam)
Cheritra freja evansi ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2019- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Uttaradit; Saraburi; Chanthaburi; 'Phetchaburi') (accessed: 2023.07.04)

[ LAOS ]
Cheritra freja evansi ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 75, pl.107, figs.A9,♂[♀],A10,♂[♀](Un),A11,♀[♂],A12,♀[♂](Un). (Luang Prabang; Pakse; Vang Vieng; Phatong; Vientiane; Nam Tan)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 218, pl.123, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀. (Xaignabouri; Vientiane; Saravan; Nhahin)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 48. (Thabok; Namdhua; Thabeng; Thakhek; Nhahin; Nakai)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 54.
Cheritra freja evansi ; Onodera,2022 : 92, pl.224, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khammouan: Nahin; Lak Kao)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Cheritra freja ; Onodera,2007 : 23, fig.96♂. (Rattanakiri: Kalai)
Cheritra freja ; Onodera,2008 : 56. (Kratie: Snoul)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Kosterin,2019 : 92. (Preah Sihanouk)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Kosterin,2019b : 29. (Mondulkiri)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Kosterin,2020 : 320. (Siem Reap; Stueng Treng)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Chartier & Kosterin,2022 : 123. (Koh Kong; Kratie; Mondulkiri; Preah Sihanouk; Pursat; Ratanakiri; Siem Reap; Stueng Treng)

[ VIETNAM ] Cheritra freja ; Godfrey,1919 : 469. (S: Daban)
Cheritra freja freja ; Seitz,1924-1927 : 993. (Annam)
Cheritra freja ; Lemée,1950 : 21. (Hagiang)
Cheritra freja freja ; Metaye,1957 : 88. (C)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Cowan,1967 : 91-92. (Tonkin ; Vietnam)
Cheritra freja ; Vu,2003 : 58. (Phu Quoc)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 64, figs.L-118,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me; Madagui; Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Nihira,2009 : 100, fig.f2,♂. (Phu Quoc)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Yokochi et al.,2015 : 42. (Khanh Hoa: Hon Ba)
Cheritra freja evansi ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 65. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 4♀ (incl. photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lamphun : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 3♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 2♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sukhothai : 1♂ (photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Kien Giang (Phu Quoc) : 2♂ (photo by E.Ikari).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in secondary and montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 200 - 1300m). Males are territorial on shrubs or trees.
S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola recorded ssp.evansi from 'Phetchaburi'. However, this is uncertain because it is based on photos taken in nature with indistinct features. This could be ssp.freja. Therefore, this record is on hold until it is confirmed by the specimen.


Literature

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : Observations on Certain of the Fabrician Names onf Indo-Australian Rhopalocera (Lepid.)
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(6):98-106.

Cowan, C.F.,1965 : The Nomenclature of Cheritra freja (Fab.) (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)
Entomologist 98:68-72.

Cowan, C.F.,1967 : The Indo-oriental Tribe Cheritrini (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae).
Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 20(3):75-103, 4 pls.


Cheritra freja evansi ♂ Cheritra freja evansi ♂
♂, Phrae, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Cheritra freja evansi ♂ Cheritra freja evansi ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Cheritra freja evansi ♂+♀ Cheritra freja evansi ♀
♂+♀ (mating), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (laying egg), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2024.04.30.

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