Bullis buto buto  (Nicéville, 1895)

Bullis buto buto ♂ Up. Bullis buto buto ♂ Un. Bullis buto buto ♀ Up. Bullis buto buto ♀ Un.
♂, 2020.12.17. Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Bullis buto buto ♂ Up. Bullis buto buto ♂ Un. Bullis buto buto ♂ Up. Bullis buto buto ♂ Un.
♂, 2014.04.30. Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Bullis buto buto ♂ Up. Bullis buto buto ♂ Un.
♂, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Britomartis buto Nicéville, 1895
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 9(3):308-309, pl.P, fig.41,♂ nec '♀'.
TL : Ataran Valley, Tenasserim, Burma. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, S.Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, S.E.Tibet.
● ssp.buto
ssp.cowani
Bullis buto buto map

Type Material Information

Type ♂, Ataran Valley, Tenasserim. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 96, figs.♂,♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Bullis buto cowani : Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 39, fig.117,♂. (Ubon Ratchathani: Ban Ba Hai)
'Bullis buto cowani : Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 690, pl.315, fig.L367,♂(Malaysia).'
'Bullis buto cowani : Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 732, pl.335, figs.L389,♂(Malaysia),♀(Malaysia,Un).'
Bullis buto buto ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 119, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Ban Ba Hai)
Bullis buto buto ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Nakhon Nayok) (accessed: 2023.08.20)

[ LAOS ]
Bullis buto ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2006 : 32, 34, figs.1,♂,6,♂(Un),2,♀,7,♀(Un). (Pakse)
Bullis buto buto ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55, pl.22, figs.Ly-241,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Salavan: 95km north of Pakse)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Bullis buto buto ; Chartier & Kosterin,2022 : 123, fig.4O[♀](Un). (Mondulkiri)

[ VIETNAM ]
Bulis buto buto ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 37, figs.99,♂,♂(Un). (Khanh Hoa)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 3♂ 1♀.
2020.12.17. 1♂ Y.Inayoshi (YI).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 1♀ (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Khanh Hoa : Nha Trang, 2014.04.30. 1♂ T.Miyagawa (KS)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : Bao Lam, 2015.01.--. 1♂ V.Dan (KS)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

Only one male was recorded from Thailand (25.Feb.1999, Ubon Ratchathani. S.Yamaguchi & T.Aoki) until it was found in Chiang Mai province in 2020. Subsequently it was found in Nakhon Nayok province.
The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forests at moderate elevations (Alt. 750 - 1500m). Males are territorial at hilltops and often settle on tree trunks.


Literature

Nicéville, L.de,1895 : On new and little-known Butterflies from the Indo-Malayan Region.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 9(3):259-321, pl.N-Q ; (4):366-410.

Huang, H.,2022 : Taxonomy and morphology of Chinese butterflies 2
Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Iolaini: Genera Tajuria Moore, 1881, Pratapa Moore, 1881, Dacalana Moore, 1884, Maneca de Nicéville,1890, Creon de Nicéville, 1896 and Bullis de Nicéville, 1897 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Atalanta 53(1/2):136-199.


Bullis buto buto ♂ Bullis buto buto ♀
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)

2006.12.06 - 2024.01.31.

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