|♂, 2016.11.28. Kanchanaburi, Thailand.||♀, 2013.01.19. Phetchaburi, Thailand.|
Taxila thuisto sawaja Fruhstorfer, 1914
OD : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:791, pl.138f,♀ (as thuisto).
TL : Burma (♀).
Distribution : Myanmar (Karen Hills to Mergui), W. to P.Thailand
(Kanchanaburi to Phetchaburi).
[ THAILAND ]
Kanchanaburi : Thong Pha Phum dist., 2016.11.28. 1♂, LC (YI).
The butterfly is uncommon in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 300 - 1000m).
I have previously treated the population from Phetchaburi, in the northern part of peninsular Thailand, as an intermediate between ssp.thuisto and ssp.sawaja. However, ssp.sawaja was found in W.Thailand, and I consider the population from Phetchaburi should be included in this taxon. Kimura et al.,2014 recorded ssp.thuisto from Tenasserim, and it is also possible to be this taxon. However, I treat it as the nominotypical subspecies until it is confirmed by specimens. Further taxonomic and distributional studies are needed.
Fruhstorfer, H.,1914 : 7. Familie: Erycinidae, B. Unterfamilie: Riodinini in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
|♀, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)|
|Y.Inayoshi & K.Saito, 2021.12.31.|