Elymnias vasudeva  Moore, [1858]

Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Up. Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Un. Elymnias vasudeva ♀ Up. Elymnias vasudeva ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Up. Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Un. Elymnias vasudeva ♀ Up. Elymnias vasudeva ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Tak, Thailand.
Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Up. Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Un. Elymnias vasudeva ♀ Up. Elymnias vasudeva ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Tak, Thailand.
Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Up. Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Un. Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Up. Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Elymnias vasudeva Moore, [1858]
OD : in Horsfield & Moore,
Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Co. (1):238.
TL : Darjeeling. (NHML)
Distribution : India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
Vietnam, Yunnan.
Elymnias vasudeva map


Synonyms

Elymnias thycana Wallace, 1869 : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 17(4):323-324. TL. India. (NHML)
Mimedellias deva Moore, [1893] : Lep. Ind. 2:167-168, pl.142, figs. 2,♂,2a♀. TL. Assam. (NHML)
Mimadelias burmensis Moore, [1893] : Lep. Ind. 2:168, pl.143, figs.1,♂,1a♂(Un),1b,♀,1c,♀(Un). TL. Tenasserim. (NHML)
Elymnias vacudera [sic] sinensis Chou, Zhang & Xie, 2000 : Entomotaxonomia 22(3):224, figs.7,♂,8,♂(Un). TL. Yunnan. (NWSUAF)


Type Materials Information

vasudeva ; ♂, Type (red), Rh5093, Darjiling. (NHML, examined)
thycana ; ♂, Type (red), Rh5094, India. (NHML, examined) ; ♀, Type (red), Rh5095, E.India. (NHML, examined)
deva ; ♂, Type (red), Rh5096, Assam. (NHML, examined) ; ♀, Type (red), Rh5097, Khasia Hills. (NHML, examined)
burmensis ; ♀, Type (red), Rh5098, Tdao, 3-5000ft. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Pinratana,1988 : 10, pl.9, figs.13,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Nakhon Nayok)
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 68, fig.113,♀. (Umphang)
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 238, pl.91, figs.S14,♂,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Elymnias vasudeva oberthuri ; Uémura,2010 : 2.
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 236, pl.90, figs.N50,♂,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Elymnias vasudeva ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai; Phetchabun; Nakhon Nayok) (accessed: 2022.01.01)
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 165, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Phu Khiewo)
Elymnias vasudeva ; Wei et al.,2017 ; 92, fig.2, D♂ (Kanchanaburi: Sri Sawat), E♀ (Chaiyaphum: Phu Khieo), J♂(Kanchanaburi)

[ LAOS ]
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Masui & Uehara,1994 : 8, pl.2, figs.8,♂,♂(Un). (Vang Vieng)
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 210, pl.86, fig.♂. (Lak Sao)
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Uémura,2003 : 2, fig.11,map.
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Uémura,2006 : 2, fig.7,map. (Nha Hin)
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Uémura,2007 : 1, fig.1,map. (near Ban Lat Khoay)
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Uémura,2011 : 1. (C: Nahin Pass; near border to Vietnam)
Elymnias vasudeva ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 48.

[ VIETNAM ]
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 34-35, not fig. (list only)
Elymnias vasudeva ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007c : 39, fig.S-53,♂. (Lam Dong: near Bao Loc)
Elymnias vasudeva ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 24, fig.S-53,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Madagui)
Elymnias vasudeva burmensis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 21. (by literature)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 14♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 4♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Oudomxai : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vientiane : 2♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.400m - 1300m). In flight, it is very similar to Delias pasithoe (Pieridae).


Literature

Horsfield, T. & Moore, F.,[1858] :
A catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Honourable East-India Company. Vol.1.
London. East India Co.

Wallace, A.R.,1869 : Notes on Eastern Butterflies ; (continued).
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 17(4):321-349.

Moore, F.,1893-1896 : Lepidoptera Indica. vol.II, Rhopalocera, Family Nymphalidae.
L.Reeve & Co., London.

Chou, I., Zhang, Y.I. & Xie, W.,2000 : New species, subspecies and new records of butterflies from China I.
Entomotaxonomia 22(3):223-228.

Wei, C.H., Lohman, D., Peggie, D. & Yen, S.H.,2017 : An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias Hubner,1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).
Zookeys 676:47-152.


Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Elymnias vasudeva ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Elymnias vasudeva ♂ Elymnias vasudeva ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Phetchabun, Thailand.
Elymnias vasudeva ♂
♂, Nan, Thailand.

1998.12.10 - 2022.01.31.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.