Neocheritra amrita amrita  (Felder & Felder,1860)

Neocheritra amrita amrita ♂ Up. Neocheritra amrita amrita ♂ Un. Neocheritra amrita amrita ♀ Up. Neocheritra amrita amrita ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)
Neocheritra amrita amrita ♂ Up. Neocheritra amrita amrita ♂ Un. Neocheritra amrita amrita ♀ Up. Neocheritra amrita amrita ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)
Neocheritra amrita amrita ♂ Up. Neocheritra amrita amrita ♂ Un. Neocheritra amrita amrita ♀ Up. Neocheritra amrita amrita ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Myrina amrita  Felder & Felder,1860
OD : Wien. ent. Monats. 4(12):395.
TL : Malay Pen.



Distribution : Myanmar, P.Thailand, W.Malaysia,
Singapore, Sumatra, Bangka, Natuna, Nias.
amrita map

Synonym

Neocheritra amrita f.megalesia Fruhstorfer,[1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):246. TL. N.Borneo.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neocheritra amrita ; Godfrey,1930 : 343. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Ta Samet)
Neocheritra amrita amrita ; Pinratana,1981 : 134, pl.23, fig.18,♀ ; pl.31, fig.5,♀(Un). (Trang: Ko Libong / Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Jacoona anasuja nigerrima ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.316, fig.L372a,♂,♂(Un). (in part)
Neocheritra amrita amrita ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 694, pl.317, fig.L373,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Nakhon Si Thammarat / Krabi)
Neocheritra amrita amrita ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Phangan)
Neocheritra amrita amrita ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 736, pl.337, figs.L395,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Nakhon Si Thammarat / Krabi)
Neocheritra amrita amrita ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 122, fig.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Chone)
Neocheritra amrita amrita ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2019- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Surt Thani / Yala)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 2♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 4♀ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.300 - 900m) and is often found on the hilltops. Male makes a territory on the trees.

Literature

Felder, C. & Felder, R.,1860 : Lepidoptera nova in paeninsula Malayica collecta diagnosibus instructa.
Wien. ent. Monats. 4(12):394-402.

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.

Neocheritra amrita amrita ♂ Neocheritra amrita amrita ♀
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand.
Neocheritra amrita amrita ♂ Neocheritra amrita amrita ♀+♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀+♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Neocheritra amrita amrita ♂ Neocheritra amrita amrita ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

1999.07.21 - 2020.05.31.
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