Melanitis zitenius auletes   Fruhstorfer,1908

Melanitis zitenius auletes ♂ Up. Melanitis zitenius auletes ♂ Un. Melanitis zitenius auletes ♀ Up. Melanitis zitenius auletes ♀ Un.
♂, 1992.11.21. Pai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, 1992.01.30. Ban Ten Doi, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Melanitis zitenius auletes ♂ Up. Melanitis zitenius auletes ♂ Un. Melanitis zitenius auletes ♀ Up. Melanitis zitenius auletes ♀ Un.
♂, 1992.03.31. Muang Chone, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, 1995.02.24. Muang Chone, Ranong, Thailand.
Melanitis zitenius auletes ♂ Up. Melanitis zitenius auletes ♂ Un. Melanitis zitenius auletes ♂ Up. Melanitis zitenius auletes ♂ Un.
♂, 1994.11.28. Muang Chone, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, 1994.11.26. Muang Chone, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Melanitis zitenius auletes  Fruhstorfer,1908
OD : Ent. Zeit. 22(21):83.
TL : Chiem-Hoa, Tonkin. (♀)




Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, W.Malaysia.
Melanitis zitenius auletes map


Synonym

Melanitis zitenius anisakana  Tytler,1939 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 41(2):248.  TL. Anisakan, Maymyo.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Melanitis zitenius ssp. ; Godfrey,1916 : 122. (Sriracha)
Melanitis zitenius zitenius ; Godfrey,1927 : 122. (North)
Melanitis zitenius zitenius ; Godfrey,1930 : 254. (Prae: Me Song forest / Chonburi: Sriracha / West: Klong Suan Mak)
Melanitis zitenius zitenius ; Pinratana,1988 : 7, pl.2, fig.3a,♀(wsf),♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Ratchaburi / Kanchanaburi / Chanthaburi)
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Pinratana,1988 : 7, pl.2, fig.3b,♀,♀(Un). (Surat Thani)
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 67, fig.109♂. (Umphang: Tha-Sai)
Melanitis zitenius zitenius ; Katsuyama et al.,2006 : 48, fig.82♀. (Nan: Ban Nam Poon)
Melanitis zitenius zitenius ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 224, pl.84, fig.S3a,♂,♂(Un),[♀(dsf),♀(dsf.Un),Melanitis phedima ]. (Chiang Mai)
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 224, pl.84, fig.S3b,♀,♀(Un),[♀(dsf),♀(dsf.Un),Melanitis phedima ].
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 224, pl.84, fig.N39,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)

[ LAOS ]
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 63, col.pl.14,fig.♂ ; pl.81, figs.1♂,2♂(Un),3♀[♂],4♀[♂](Un). (Nam Khane)
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 210, pl.86, figs.♂,♀,♂(dsf),♀(dsf). (Boung Kuang / Vang Vieng / Vientiane)
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Uémura,2003 : 1, fig.4,map.
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Uémura,2006 : 1, fig.3,map. (Phou Phanang)
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Uémura,2011 : 1. (Central: Namkata)
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 ; 47.

[ VIETNAM ]
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Fruhstorfer,1911 : 366. (Tonkin: Chiem Hoa)
Melanitis zitenius ssp. ; Godfrey,1919 : 466. (South: Daban)
Melanitis auletes ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 224. (Tonkin)
Melanitis zitenius f.auletes ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 31. (Tonkin: Chiem-Hoa / Annam: Muong-Sen)
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Metaye,1957 : 104. (North)
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 24, pl.2, figs.1a♂(dsf),1b♂(dsf.Un),1c♀.
  (North: Muong Nhe ; Ba Be ; Ba Vi / Central: Kon Ka Kinh ; Kon Cha Rang ; Hon Ba ; Cat Tien / South: Nghia Trung)
Melanitis zitenius auletes ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006c : 28, figs.S-3♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Gung Re / Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
 Mae Hong Son, Ban Na Plachat. 1984.03.12       1♀   Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Mae Hong Son, Ban Ten Doi.    1992.01.30       1♀   R.Phongpiyamit (YI)
 Mae Hong Son, Pai.            1992.11.21   1♂       P.Sukkit (YI)
 Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep.       1987.03.30       1♀   Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Phrae, Wang Chin.             2012.10.26   1♂       K.Phongpiyamit (YI)
 Nan, Doi Phu Kha.             1991.03.--   1♂       P.Sukkit (PS)
 Nan, Doi Phu Kha.             1991.03.--   1♂       Local Catcher (YI)
 Chaiyaphum.                   1979.10.19   1♂       P.Sukkit (PS)
 Chanthaburi, Khao Soi Dao.    1984.03.05       1♀   Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Chanthaburi, Khao Soi Dao.    1984.03.07   2♂       Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.          1984.02.27       1♀   Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.          1983.03.16       1♀   Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Ranong, Kapoe.                1994.02.10       1♀   P.Sukkit (PS)
 Ranong, Kampuan.              1991.03.23   1♂       Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.          1995.02.24       1♀   S.Ruangrit (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.          1992.03.28       1♀   S.Ruangrit (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.          1992.03.30   1♂       S.Ruangrit (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.          1992.03.31   1♂       S.Ruangrit (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.          1992.04.01       1♀   S.Ruangrit (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.          1992.04.16   2♂       S.Ruangrit (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.          1992.04.17       1♀   S.Ruangrit (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.          1992.04.18       1♀   S.Ruangrit (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.          1994.11.26   1♂       S.Ruangrit (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.          1994.11.28   1♂       S.Ruangrit (YI)

[ VIETNAM ]
 Lam Dong, Dambri.             2003.09.16   1♂       K.Saito (KS)
 Lam Dong, Dambri.             2003.09.18   1♂ 1♀   K.Saito (KS)

Notes
Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1908 : Monographische revision der Gattung Melanitis.
Ent. Zeit. 22(21):82-84.

Tytler, H.,1939 : Notes on some new and interesting butterflies chiefly from Burma. pt.1.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 41(2):235-252.

1998.12.04 - 2013.01.31.