Abisara saturata meta  Fruhstorfer,[1904]

Abisara saturata meta ♂ Up. Abisara saturata meta ♂ Un. Abisara saturata meta ♀ Up. Abisara saturata meta ♀ Un.
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Abisara saturata meta ♂ Up. Abisara saturata meta ♂ Un. Abisara saturata meta ♀ Up. Abisara saturata meta ♀ Un.
♂ (ws), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (ws), Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by K.Yano)
Abisara saturata meta ♂ Up. Abisara saturata meta ♂ Un. Abisara saturata meta ♀ Up. Abisara saturata meta ♀ Un.
♂ (ds), Sekong, Laos. ♀ (ds), Sekong, Laos.
Abisara saturata meta ♀ Up. Abisara saturata meta ♀ Un. Abisara saturata meta ♂ genitalia Abisara saturata meta ♂ genitalia
♀, 1962.07.01. Dinh Quan, Vietnam. ♂ genitalia, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Abisara meta Fruhstorfer,[1904]
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 48(4):285-286.
TL : Than-Moi ; Chiem-Hoa, Tonkin.
Distribution : Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.

● ssp.meta
ssp.maya
ssp.kausambioides
Abisara saturata map

Synonym

Abisara meta annamitica Fruhstorfer,[1904] : Berl. ent. Z. 48(4):286. TL. Puc-Son, Annam.
Abisara meta siamensis Fruhstorfer,[1904] : Berl. ent. Z. 48(4):286. TL. Muok-Lek, Siam ; Kanburi [Kanchanaburi], W.Siam.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Abisara saturata meta ; Bennett,1950 : 40. (Siam)
Abisara saturata meta ; Pinratana,1988 : 43, pl.39, figs.16a♂,♀,♂(Un). (no loc.)
Abisara saturata meta ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 514, pl.231, figs.R17a♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Abisara saturata meta ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 526, pl.236, figs.L17a♂,♂(Un), ♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Abisara saturata meta ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 22, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep; Phu Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao)
Abisara saturata meta ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai; Nakhon Nayok; Chanthaburi) (accessed: 2021.08.05)

[ LAOS ]
Abisara kausambi ssp. ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 67, pl.96, figs.3,♂,4,♂(Un),5,♀,6,♀(Un). (Phatong; Luang Prabang)
Abisara saturata meta ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 ; 213, not fig. (list only)
Abisara saturata meta ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 50, pl.12,figs.Ri-15,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phonsavan; Laksao)

[ VIETNAM ]
Abisara echerius meta ; Fruhstorfer,1914 : 781. (Tonkin: Chiem Hoa)
Abisara echerius annamitica ; Fruhstorfer,1914 : 781. (Annam)
Abisara meta siamensis ; Godfrey,1919 : 469. (S: Daban)
Abisara annamitica ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 235. (Annam)
Abisara meta ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 235. (Tonkin)
Abisara saturata meta ; Bennett,1950 : 40. (Tonkin / Annam)
Abisara echerius tonkinianus f.aest.meta ; Metaye,1957 : 92. (N)
Abisara echerius annamitica ; Metaye,1957 : 92. (C / S)
Abisara kausambi kausambi ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b : 327, pl.3, figs.19,♀,20,♀(Un). (Dong Nai: Din Quan; Lam Dong: Col de Blao)
Abisara saturata meta ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b : 328, pl.3, figs.21,♂,22,♂(Un). (Dong Nai: Trang Bom; Song Be: Banmethuot)
Abisara echerius paionea ; Ikeda et al.,2001 : 47, figs.1:6,♀,7,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Abisara saturata meta ; Callaghan,2009 : 71, figs.25,♂,♂(Un),26,♀,♀(Un). (N: Than-Moi; Mont Du Haute Song Chai)
Abisara saturata meta ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 25, figs.R-17,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Gung Re; Dong Nai: Thac Mai)
Abisara saturata meta ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 46. (S)
Abisara kausambi kausambi ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 46. (C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 10♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 2♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Luang Prabang : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodeara).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Sekong : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Dong Nai : 4♀ ; 1♀, Dinh Quan dist. (as kausambi in Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b))
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 2♀ ; 1♀, Bao Loc. (as kausambi in Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.350m - 1000m) and is frequently found on the hilltops. Male makes a territory on the trees.

Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,[1904] :
Verzeichnis der in Tonkin, Annam und Siam gesammelten Nemeobiinae und Libytheinae und Besprechung verwandter Formen.
Berl. ent. Z. 48(4):274-296.

Abisara saturata meta ♂ Abisara saturata meta ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Abisara saturata meta ♂ Abisara saturata meta ♀
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Abisara saturata meta ♀
♀, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.

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

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