Elymnias penanga penanga   (Westwood,[1851])

Elymnias penanga penanga ♂ Up. Elymnias penanga penanga ♂ Un. Elymnias penanga penanga ♀ Up. Elymnias penanga penanga ♀ Un.
♂, 1992.03.16. Than To, Yala, Thailand. ♀, 1989.05.05. Ko Tarutao, Satun, Thailand.
( photo by P.Sukkit )
Elymnias penanga penanga ♀ Up. Elymnias penanga penanga ♀ Un.
♀, 1992.03.19. Than To, Yala, Thailand.

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




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

Synomyms

Melanitis mehida  Hewitson,[1863] : Ill. exot. Butts. 3:[101], pl.[51], figs.2♂,3♂(Un).  TL. Singapore.
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. (BMNH)
* Elymnias penanga f.hislopi  Eliot,1967 : Entomologist 100(1):3. TL. Langkawi.


Type Materials Information

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


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Elymnias penanga chelensis ; Godfrey,1930 : 257. (Terutao [Tarutao], Peninsular)
Elymnias penanga penanga ; Pinratana,1988 : 10, pl.8, fig.12b,♂,♀. ([Ranong / Phuket / Trang] / Yala)
Elymnias penanga penanga ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 236, pl.90, fig.S13b,♂,♀(f.penanga). (Than To)
Elymnias penanga penanga ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 236, pl.90, fig.N49b,♂,♀(f.penanga). (Than To)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
 Satun, Koh Tarutao.  1989.05.05      1♀   P.Sukkit (PS)
 Yala, Than To.       1992.03.16  1♂       Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Yala, Than To.       1992.03.19      1♀   Y.Inayoshi (YI)

Notes
This subspecies occurs in southern parts of peninsular Thailand.
The butterfly is uncommon and is found in lowland forest. It flies slowly and somewhat similer to Euploea species.

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.

1998.12.10 - 2013.01.31.