Gonepteryx amintha limonia  Mell, 1943

ON : Gonepteryx amintha limonia Mell, 1943
OD : Zoologica Stuttg. 36:116.
TL : "Nordkwantung...Chekiang (Tien mo shan, Wenchow)"
[N.Guangdong and Zhejiang]
Distribution : Laos, Vietnam, S.China.
Gonepteryx amintha limonia map


'Gonepteryx rahmi concolor Mell, 1939 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 52(3/4):136. TL. "Nordkwantung" [N.Guangdong, S.China.]'

Records taken from Literature

[ LAOS ]
Gonepteryx amintha ssp. ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 202, pl.39, fig.♂. (Nong Het)
Gonepteryx amintha limonia ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 43, pl.2, figs.Pi-39,♀,♀(Un). (Nong Het)
Gonepteryx amintha limonia ; Bozano et al.,2016 : 21. (N.Laos)

Gonepteryx amintha limonia ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 17. (N: Ha Giang)
Gonepteryx amintha limonia ; Bozano et al.,2016 : 21. (N.Vietnam)


According to Bozano et al.,2016, the relationship of taxa amintha and limonia are unclear. Furthermore, taxon concolor was treated as a synonym of burmensis by Nekrutenko,1968 and Kudrna,1975, however, the type locality is the same as limonia, and is quite faraway from that of ssp.burmensis. I tentatively follow Bozano et al.,2016 here. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Mell, R.E.,1939 : Beitrage zur Fauna Sinica. XVIII. Noch unbeschriebene chinesische Lepidopteren (V).
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 52(3/4):135-152.

Mell, R.E.,1943 : Inventur und okologisches Material zu einer Biologie der sudchinesischen Pieriden Beitrage zur Fauna sinica XXI
Zoologica Stuttg. 36:88-127.

Bozano, G.C., Coutsis, J., Herman, P., Allegrucci, G., Gesaroni, D. & Sbordoni, V.,2016 :
Guide to the Butterflies of the Palearctic Region. Pieridae part 3. Subfamily Coliadinae, Dismorphinae
70 pp., Omnes Artes, Milano.

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