Neope muirheadii bhima  Marshall, [1881]

Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Up. Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Un. Neope muirheadii bhima ♀ Up. Neope muirheadii bhima ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand.
Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Up. Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Un. Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Up. Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Phetchabun, Thailand.
Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Up. Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Un. Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Up. Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Phong Saly, Laos.

ON : Neope bhima Marshall, [1881]
OD : in Marshall & Nicéville,
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 49(4):246-247.
TL : Thoungyeen forest, Tenasserim.
Distribution : N.Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, S.Yunnan.

● ssp.bhima
ssp.lahittei
Neope muirheadii bhima map

Synonym

Neope muirheadi [sic] menglaensis Li, 1995 : Entomotaxonomia 17(1):41, 43, figs.13(HT,♂), 14(HT,♂Un). TL. Mengla, Yunnan.


Type Materials Information

bhima ; ♀ Type, Thyangyun, Burma. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 234, figs.♀,♀(Un).
menglaensis ; ♂ Holotype, 23.Jun.1982 [22.Apr.1982 on label], Xiaomenglun, Mengla, Yunnan, 570m. Li Changlian coll. (KNHMZ)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Lethe muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Godfrey,1927 : 121. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Lethe muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Godfrey,1930 : 247. (Prae: Me Song forest; Chiana Mai)
Neope muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Pinratana,1988 : 15, pl.17, figs.35,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Petchaboon; Kanchanaburi; Chaiyaphum)
Neope muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 256, pl.100, figs.S40,♂,♂(Un).
Neope muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 254, pl.99, figs.N76,♂,♂(Un). (Mae Hong Son; Wiang Pa Pao)
Neope muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 9. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Neope muirheadi [sic] bhima ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum) (accessed: 2022.04.15)
Neope muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 174, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Doi Par Hom Pok; Doi Suthep; Phu Khiewo)

[ LAOS ]
Neope muirheadi [sic] f.lahittei ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 29. (Ban-Samoui; Muong-Hai)
Neope muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Masui & Uehara,1997 : 6, pl.2, figs.8,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phong Sali)
Neope muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 210, pl.93, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Oudomxay; Phong Saly)
Neope muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Uémura,2004 : 1, fig.3 map. (Oudmxay; Xiang Khouang; "Lak Sao")
Neope muirheadi [sic] bhima ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 48.


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Rai : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 11♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 5♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂ (photo by M.Hayashi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Phong Saly : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to high elevations (alt.300m - 1800m).
Further taxonomic study is needed on the interspecificity of muirheadii.


Literature

Marshall, G.F.L. & Nicéville, L. de,[1881] : Some new Species of Rhopalocerous Lepidoptera from the Indian Region.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 49(4):245-248.

Li, C.,1995 : A New species and four new subspecies of Satyrs (Lepidoptera: Satyridae) in Yunnan province, China
Entomotaxonomia 17(1):38-43.

Li, K.Q., Wang, Y.Z., Dong, D.Z. & Zhang, L.K.,2015 :
Catalog of insect type specimens preserved at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science with corrections of some specimens
Zoological Research 36(5):263-284.

Lang, S.Y.,2017 : The Nymphalidae of China (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera), Part II. Satyrinae (partim), Satyrini (partim), Subtribes Eritina, Ragadiina, Lethina, Parargina.
Tshikolovets. Czech Rep. 200pp, 24 col + 15 b/w plates, 170 distribution maps.


Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Neope muirheadii bhima ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand.
Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Neope muirheadii bhima ♂
♂, Phrae, Thailand. ♂ + (Polyura athamas, Melanitis phedima), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neope muirheadii bhima ♂ Neope muirheadii bhima ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Tak, Thailand.
Neope muirheadi bhima ♂
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)

1998.12.27 - 2022.04.30.

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