Mycalesis perseus tabitha  (Fabricius, 1793)

Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Un. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♀ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Un. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♀ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Un. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

ON : Papilio tabitha Fabricius, 1793
OD : Ent. syst. 3(1):243.
TL : 'India Orientali'
Distribution : Sri Lanka, India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
Cambodia, Vietnam, Hainan, S.China, Taiwan.

● ssp.tabitha
ssp.cepheus
Mycalesis perseus tabitha map

Synonyms

Papilio blasius Fabricius, 1798 : Ent. syst. Suppl. :426. TL. 'India Orientali'
Mycalesis samba Moore, [1858] : in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Co. (1):233. TL. 'N.India'
Mycalesis lurida Butler, 1879 : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 27(1):3. TL. Cachar.
Mycalesis perseus typhlus Fruhstorfer, 1908 : Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 58(6/7):152-153. TL. Malabar, Sud-Indien ; Ceylon.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Godfrey,1916 : 122.
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Godfrey,1927 : 122. (N)
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Godfrey,1930 : 248. (all over)
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Aoki & Yamaguchi,1984 : 47. (Mae Hong Son: Mae Hong Son; Chiang Mai: Tha Ton; Nam Tok Mae Sa; Doi Suthep; Ban Mae Wa; Nam Tok Mae Klang; Chiang Rai: Wiang Pa Pao; Loei: Ban Pha Nok Khao; Khon Kaen: Nam Nao; Nakhon Nayok: Khao Yai; Tak: Doi Musso; Kanchanaburi: Sai Yoi Noi)
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Pinratana,1988 : 21, pl.23, figs.51a♂,♀. (Chiang Mai; Ratchaburi; Petchaboon; Chonburi; Chanthaburi)
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 253, fig.72,♂(Un). (Ubon Ratchathani: Kaeng Tana)
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 23. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram; Phu Huay Sing; Nam Tok Kham Cha I; Ban Na Lak; Ban Gok Tum; Ubon Ratchathani: Ban Na Pho Krang; Phu Chong Na Yoi; Kaeng Tana; Kaeng E-Keow; Phu Hin Dang)
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 48. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram; Phu Ma No Rom; Ubon Ratchathani: Warin Chamrap)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 266, pl.105, figs.S57a♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Phrae)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 266, pl.105, figs.N92a♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Phrae)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Sa Kaeo) (accessed: 2022.06.17)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 177-178, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Phu Khiewo; Sarika; Nakohn Nayok; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao; Bang Phra; Kao Khiewo; Kao Saverb; Kanchanaburi; Kuwai Yai)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Chaianunporn & Chaianunporn,2019 : 86. (Chaiyaphum: Chulabhorn Dam)

[ LAOS ]
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 65, pl.86, figs.1,♂,2,♂(Un),3,♀,4,♀(Un). (Tha Ngone; Pasig)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 211, pl.94, figs.♂,♀. (Vientiane; Xam Neua)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Uémura,2004 : 3, fig.17 map. (Vientiane; Sop Khao; Thateng)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Uémura,2006 : 5, fig.26,map. (Muang Kham; Nha Hin Pass)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Uémura,2011 : 2. (C: Tad Moon)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 49.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Mycalesis perseus ; Onodera,2007 : 22, fig.37,♂. (Rattanakiri: Ta Veaeng)
Mycalesis perseus ; Onodera,2008 : 61. (Mondolkiri: Bousra)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 129. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Fruhstorfer,1911 : 342. (Tonkin / Annam)
Mycalesis perseus f.perseus ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 30. (Tonkin / Annam)
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Moulton,1923 : 128. (Pulo Condore)
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Metaye,1957 : 103. (N / C)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 90-91, pl.24, figs.2a♂(wsf,Un),2b♂(dsf),2c♂(dsf,Un). (N: Cuc Phuong / C: Bach Ma; Yok Don; Cat Tien / S: Cat Tien; Nghia Trung; Lo Go Sa Mat)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006c : 31, fig.S-27,♂. (Dong Nai: Thac Mai)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 25. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 9♂ 6♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bolikhamxai : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vientiane : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in secondary and montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.250m - 1000m).


Literature

Fabricius, J.C.,1793 : Entomologia systematica emedata et aucta. secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.
3(1): [iv] + 488 pp. Copenhagen. C.G.Proft.

Fabricius, J.C.,1798 : Entomologia systematica emedata et aucta. secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.
Supplemente : [iv] + 572 pp. Copenhagen. C.G.Proft.

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.

Butler, A.G.,1879 : On a collection of Lepidoptera from Cachar, N.E.India.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 27(1):1-8.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1908 : Neue indo-australische Mycalesis und Besprechung verwandter Formen.
Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien. 58(2/3):126-128; (6/7):129-239, pl.1.


Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chaiyaphum, Thailand.

1998.12.05 - 2022.06.30.

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