Laxita thuisto thuisto  (Hewitson,[1861])

Laxita thuisto thuisto ♂ Up. Laxita thuisto thuisto ♂ Un. Laxita thuisto thuisto ♀ Up. Laxita thuisto thuisto ♀ Un.
♂, Trang, Thailand. ♀, Trang, Thailand.
Laxita thuisto thuisto ♂ Up. Laxita thuisto thuisto ♂ Un. Laxita thuisto thuisto ♀ Up. Laxita thuisto thuisto ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Laxita thuisto thuisto ♂ Up. Laxita thuisto thuisto ♂ Un. Laxita thuisto thuisto ♀ Up. Laxita thuisto thuisto ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Satun, Thailand.

ON : Taxila thuisto Hewitson,[1861]
OD : Ill. exot. Butts. 2:[90], pl.[45], figs.5,6.(Eryc.-Taxila)
TL : Singapore.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Singapore.

● ssp.ephorus
ssp.sawaja
ssp.thuisto
Laxita thuisto thuisto map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Taxila thuisto thuisto ; Godfrey,1930 : 309. (Satun: Ban Ton)
Taxila thuisto thuisto ; Godfrey,1932a : 270. (P)
Laxita thuisto thuisto ; Pinratana,1988 : 45, pl.40, figs.22a♂,♀,♂(Un). (Ranong; Trang; Yala)
Laxita thuisto thuisto ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 520, pl.234, figs.R23a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong; Trang)
Laxita thuisto thuisto ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 532, pl.239, figs.L23a♂,♂(Un),♀. (Ranong; Trang)
Laxita thuisto thuisto ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 25, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Tenasserim; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka)
Laxita thuisto thuisto ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Nakhon Si Thammarat) (accessed: 2021.08.05)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 6♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Krabi : 1♀ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 2♀ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in primary forest at low elevations (alt.30m - 450m).
Kimura et al.,2014 recorded ssp.thuisto from Tenasserim, and it is possible to be ssp.sawaja, however I treat it as the nominotypical subspecies until it is confirmed by specimens. Females of Ranong are also closer to ssp.sawaja, which seems to be a transition zone between ssp.thuisto and ssp.sawaja.


Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,[1857-1861] :
Illustrations of new species of exotic Butterflies, selected chiefly from the Collections of W.Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson.
2:iv + [124]pp, 60 pls. Van Voorst, London.


Laxita thuisto thuisto ♂ Laxita thuisto thuisto ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Laxita thuisto thuisto ♂ Laxita thuisto thuisto ♀
♂, NaKhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Krabi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

Y.Inayoshi & K.Saito, 2009.07.31 - 2021.12.31.

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