Elymnias penanga penanga  (Westwood,1851)

Elymnias penanga penanga ♂ Up. Elymnias penanga penanga ♂ Un. Elymnias penanga penanga ♀ Up. Elymnias penanga penanga ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand.
Elymnias penanga penanga ♀ Up. Elymnias penanga penanga ♀ Un. Elymnias penanga penanga ♀ Up. Elymnias penanga penanga ♀ Un.
♀, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Melanitis penanga Westwood,1851
OD : in Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. (2):405.
TL : Penang. (NHML)




Distribution : P.Thailand, Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Singapore.
Elymnias penanga penanga map

Synomyms

Melanitis mehida Hewitson,[1863] : Ill. exot. Butts. [4]:[69], pl.[36], figs.2♂,3♂(Un). TL. Singapore. (NHML)
Elymnias abrisa Distant,1886 : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)17(102):531. TL. Province Wellesley, Malay Pen.
Elymnias penanga ♀f.johnsoni Talbot,1929 : Bull. Hill Mus. 3(1):80. TL. Penang. (NHML)
Elymnias penanga ♀f.hislopi Eliot,1967 : Entomologist 100(1):3-4. TL. Langkawi Is, Malaya.


Type Materials Information

penanga  ; ♀, Type (red), Rh5075, Penang. (NHML, examined.)
mehida  ; ♂, Type (red), Rh5074, Singapore. (NHML, examined.)
johnsoni  ; ♀, Type HT (red), Penang. (NHML, examined.)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Elymnias penanga chelensis ; Godfrey,1930 : 257. (Terutao [Tarutao], Peninsula)
Elymnias penanga penanga ; Pinratana,1988 : 10, pl.8, fig.12b,♂,♀. (Trang / Yala) (in part)
Elymnias penanga penanga ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 236, pl.90, fig.S13b,♂,♀(f.penanga). (in part) (Than To)
Elymnias penanga penanga ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 236, pl.90, fig.N49b,♂,♀(f.penanga). (in part) (Than To)
Elymnias penanga penanga ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 166, fig.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ka Chong / Than To WF) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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


Notes
The butterfly is uncommon. In flight, somewhat similar to Euploea species (Danainae).

Literature

Westwood, J.O.,1850-1852 : In Doubleday et al., The genera of diurnal Lepidoptera.
vol.2 : ii + pp.251-534, pls.31-80,54. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.

Hewitson, W.C.,[1862-1866] :
Illustrations of new species of exotic Butterflies, selected chiefly from the Collections of W.Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson.
3:iv + [124]pp, 60 pls. Van Voorst, London.

Distant, W.L.,1886 : Contributions to a Knowledge of Malayan Entomology. Part V.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)17:530-532.

Talbot, G.,1929 : New forms of Malayan Butterflies.
Bull. Hill Mus. 3(1):78-80, pl.2.

Eliot, J.N.,1967 : Revisional Notes on oriental Butterflies, with special Reference to Malaya (Pt 1-4).
Entomologist 100(1244):3-7,(2 figs) ; (1246):66-72,(5 figs) ; (1248):137-141 ; (1249):146-156, (23figs).

Elymnias penanga penanga ♀
♀, Yala, Thailand.

1998.12.10 - 2018.09.30.