Penthema darlisa merguia  Evans, 1924

Penthema darlisa merguia ♂ Up. Penthema darlisa merguia ♂ Un. Penthema darlisa merguia ♀ Up. Penthema darlisa merguia ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Penthema darlisa merguia ♂ Up. Penthema darlisa merguia ♂ Un. Penthema darlisa merguia ♀ Up. Penthema darlisa merguia ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by L.Day) ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Penthema binghami merguia Evans, 1924
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 29(4):900.
TL : Khaddem, Mergui. (NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Phetchaburi and Southward).

● ssp.darlisa
ssp.melema
transition zone of melema and mimetica
ssp.mimetica
ssp.merguia
Penthema darlisa merguia map

Synonym

Penthema darlisa miyashitai Okano, 1986 : Tokurana 11(3):2, fig.1R(HT,♂),V(HT,♂Un), fig.2R(AT,♀),V(AT,♀Un), fig.5,4♂(PT). TL. Ranong. (in coll. K.Okano)


Type Materials Information

merguia : Syntype ♂, 1.Apr.1922. Khaddem, Mergui. Evans. (NHML, examined)
miyashitai :
Holotype ♂,17.Feb.1986. Ranong, S.Thailand. (in coll. K.Okano, examined)
Allotype ♀, Mar.1985. Ranong, S.Thailand. (in coll. K.Okano, examined)
Paratypes ; 8♂ 1♀, Ranong, S.Thailand. (in coll. K.Okano, examined) ; 1♂, Ranong, S.Thailand. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Penthema darlisa near ssp.cooperi ; Pinratana,1988 : 19, pl.21, fig.44b♂. (Ranong; Surat Thani)
Penthema darlisa merguia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 262, pl.103, figs.S50b♂,♂[♀]. (Ranong; Surat Thani)
Penthema darlisa merguia ; Uémura,2010 : 3. (Kao Poh Ta)
Penthema darlisa merguia ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Nakhon Si Thammarat) (accessed: 2022.04.27)
Penthema darlisa merguia ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 160, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Phetchaburi : 1♂ (photo by I.Sa-ar).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 7♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 5♂ (incl.photo by A.Giudici & S.Chir).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally not rare in montane bamboo forest at moderate elevations (alt.900m - 1300m).
Literature

Evans, W.H.,1924 : The identification of Indian butterflies, Part.IV.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 29(4):890-907, 5 pls.

Okano, K.,1986 : Two New Subspecies of Butterflies from Thailand.
Tokurana 11(3):1-8, 5 figs.


Penthema darlisa merguia ♂ Penthema darlisa merguia ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)
Penthema darlisa merguia ♂ Penthema darlisa merguia ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by S.Chir) ♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by I.Sa-ar)

1998.12.28 - 2022.05.31.

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