Abisara echerius paionea  Fruhstorfer,1914

Abisara echerius paionea ♂ Up. Abisara echerius paionea ♂ Un. Abisara echerius paionea ♀ Up. Abisara echerius paionea ♀ Un.
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (ds), Nan, Thailand.
Abisara echerius paionea ♂ Up. Abisara echerius paionea ♂ Un. Abisara echerius paionea ♀ Up. Abisara echerius paionea ♀ Un.
♂ (ds), Tak, Thailand. ♀ (ds), Tak, Thailand.
Abisara echerius paionea ♂ Up. Abisara echerius paionea ♂ Un. Abisara echerius paionea ♂ genitalia Abisara echerius paionea ♂ genitalia
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Abisara kausambi paionea Fruhstorfer,1914
OD : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:782.
TL : Karen Hills, Burma.
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.

ssp.echerius
● ssp.paionea
transition zone of echerius and paionea
Abisara echerius map

Synonym

Abisara echerius notha Bennett,1950 : Entomologist 83(1):6. TL. Chiem Hoa, C.Tonkin. (♀)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Abisara meta siamensis ; Godfrey,1916 : 134. (Prae: Me Song forest; Chonburi: Hup Bon)
Abisara echerius siamensis ; Godfrey,1927 : 125. (N)
Abisara echerius siamensis ; Godfrey,1930 : 306. (Prae: Me Song forest; Chiang Mai; Chonburi: Sriracha)
Abisara kausambi paionea ; Davidson & Macbeth,1938 : 78. (N: Koon Tarn)
Abisara echerius paionea ; Bennett,1950 : 3-4. (W.Siam)
Abisara echerius paionea ; Pinratana,1988 : 42, pl.38, figs.12,♂(dsf),♀(dsf),♀(wsf),♀(wsf),♀(wsf,Un) ; pl.39, fig.12,♂(wsf),♂(wsf,Un). (Chiang Mai; Nakhon Ratchasima; Chanthaburi)
Abisara echerius notha ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 31, fig.87,♂. (Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Chong Na Yoi; Kaeng E-Keow)
Abisara bifasciata angulata ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 512, pl.230, figs.R15a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Abisara echerius paionea ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 522, pl.234, figs.L12a♂(Un),♀,♀(Un) (in part). (Chiang Mai; Doi Phu Kha; Khao Soi Dao)
"Abisara echerius notha ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 522, pl.233, figs.L12b♂,♂(Un) (Laos),♀(Laos)."
Abisara geza niya ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.235, figs.L14,♀,♀(Un). (in part)
Abisara bifasciata angulata ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.235, figs.L15a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Abisara echerius paionea ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 20, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Phui; Doi Suthep; Ban Salock; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao; Kratchin WF; Pliewn WF.)

[ LAOS ]
Abisara echerius ssp. ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 67, pl.97, figs.3,♀,4,♀(Un). (no loc.)
Abisara echerius ssp. ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 ; 213, pl.104, figs.♂(dsf),♂(dsf.Un),♀(dsf),♂,♂(Un),♀. (Lak Sao; Vientiane; Xiang Khouang; Thakhek)
Abisara echerius ssp. ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 45. (Thabok; Namdhua; Thabeng; Thakhek; Lak Sao)
Abisara echerius notha ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 50.

[ VIETNAM ]
Abisara echerius notha ; Bennett,1950 : 6. (C.Tonkin: Chiem Hoa / Annam: Phuc Son)
Abisara echerius notha ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b : 321, pl.1, figs.7,♀,8,♀(Un). (Bu Dang, Song Be)
Abisara echerius ; Lien,2003 : 57. (Phu Quoc)
Abisara echerius ; Hao et al.,2004 : 8, 73, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Abisara echerius ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 42. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Huong Thuy; Phong Dien; Bach Ma)
Abisara echerius notha ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006c : 36, figs.R-5,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Gung Re)
Abisara echerius paionea ; Callaghan,2009 : 71, figs.23,♂,♂(Un),24,♀,♀(Un). (N: Chiem Hoa; Hoa Binh; Tam Dao / C: Ba Na; Kon Ka Kinh; Phong Dien; Pu Mat; Ngoc Linh / S: Bha Trang; Bao Dam)
Abisara echerius paionea ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 46. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 9♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Nan : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Khammouan : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodeara).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.400m - 1300m). Male makes a territory on the trees.

Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1914 : 7. Familie: Erycinidae, B. Unterfamilie: Riodinini in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
777-784. (19.May.1914)

Bennett, N.H.,1950 : A Revision of the echerius group of the Genus Abisara Felder (Rhop. Riodinidae).
Entomologist 83(1):1-9, (2):34-42.

Callaghan, C. J.,2009 : The Riodinid Butteflies of Vietnam (Lepidoptera).
J. Lep. Soc. 63(2):61-82. 64 figs.

Abisara echerius paionea ♂ Abisara echerius paionea ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Abisara echerius paionea ♂ Abisara echerius paionea ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Y.Inayoshi & K.Saito, 2009.07.31 - 2021.08.31.

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