Laxita thuisto ephorus  (Fruhstorfer,[1904])

Laxita thuisto ephorus ♂ Up. Laxita thuisto ephorus ♂ Un. Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Up. Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Un.
♂, Khammouan, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera) ♀, Khammouan, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera)
Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Up. Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Un. Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Up. Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Un.
♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chachoengsao, Thailand. (photo by K.Yano)
Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Up. Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Un. Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Up. Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Un.
♀, Phrae, Thailand. ♀, Phetchabun, Thailand.

ON : Taxila thuisto ephorus Fruhstorfer,[1904]
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 48(4):278.
TL : Hinlap ; Muok Lek, Siam.
Distribution : Thailand, Laos, C. to S.Vietnam.

● ssp.ephorus
transition zone of ssp.thuisto and ssp.sawaja
ssp.thuisto
Laxita thuisto map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Taxila thuisto ephorus ; Fruhstorfer,1914 : 791. (Hinlap; Muak Lek)
Taxila thuisto ephorus ; Godfrey,1916 : 134. (Prae: Me Song forest; Chonburi: Hup Bon)
Taxila thuisto ephorus ; Godfrey,1927 : 125. (N)
Taxila thuisto ephorus ; Godfrey,1930 : 308. (Prae: Me Song forest; Hinlap; Muak Lek; Chonburi: Sriracha)
Laxita thuisto sawaja ; Pinratana,1988 : 45, pl.40, figs.22b♂,♀,♂(Un). (Nakhon Ratchasima; Chanthaburi)
Laxita thuisto ephorus ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 52, fig.24,♂. (Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Chong Na Yoi)
Laxita thuisto sawaja ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 520, not fig. (Chanthaburi)
Laxita thuisto ephorus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 520, not fig. (Ubon Ratchathani)
"Laxita thuisto ephorus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 532, pl.239, figs.L23b♂(Un,Laos),♀(Laos)."
Laxita thuisto ephorus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 25, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Wan Nam Khiewo; Phu Chong Na Yoi)
Laxita thuisto ephorus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Phetchabun) (accessed: 2021.08.05)

[ LAOS ]
Laxita thuisto eporus [sic] ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 68, pl.97, figs.5,♂,6,♂(Un). (Vang Vieng)
Laxita thuisto ephorus ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 ; 213, pl.105, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Thakhek; Xaignabouri)
Laxita thuisto ephorus ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 45. (Namdhua; Thakhek)
Laxita thuisto ephorus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 50.

[ VIETNAM ]
Taxila thuisto ephorus ; Godfrey,1919 : 469. (S: Daban)
Taxila thuisto ; Metaye,1957 : 92.
Zarax thuisto ephorus ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b : 336, pl.5, figs.33,♂,34,♂(Un),35,♀,36,♀(Un). (Dong Nai: Trang Bom)
Paralaxita thuisto ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 42. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi)
Laxita thuisto sawaja ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006c : 36, figs.R-9,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Laxita thuisto thuisto ; Callaghan,2009 : 79, fig.49♀. (S: Tay Cat Tien)
Laxita thuisto ephorus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 46. (C: Thua Thien Hue to Lam Dong / S: Dong Nai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Phrae : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Phetchabun : 3♀ (incl.photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chachoengsao : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Khammouan : 1♂ 2♀ (photo by H.Onodeara).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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


Notes
The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.250m - 1000m).
If this species is found in W.Thailand, it is highly likely to be Myanmar ssp.sawaja.

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.

Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀
♀, Phrae, Thailand. ♀, Phetchabun, Thailand.
Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀ Laxita thuisto ephorus ♀
♀, Chachoengsao, Thailand. (photo by K.Yano) ♀, Phetchabun, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

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.