Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii  Watson, 1897

Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂ Up. Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂ Un. Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♀ Up. Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Lampang, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂ Up. Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂ Un. Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♀ Up. Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♀ Un.
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂ Up. Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂ Un. Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂ Up. Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Phetchabun, Thailand.

ON : Mycalesis adamsonii Watson, 1897
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 10:640-641, pl.A, fig.1,♀.
TL : Katha, Upper Burma.
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos.

● ssp.adamsonii
ssp.paradamsonii
Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii map

Type Materials Information

Syntypes, 1♂ 1♀ Katha, Upper Burma.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Mycalesis adamsoni [sic] ; Godfrey,1930 : 251. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Mycalesis adamsoni [sic] adamsoni [sic] ; Aoki & Yamaguchi,1984 : 56, fig.31,♂. (Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep)
Mycalesis adamsoni [sic] ; Pinratana,1988 : 24, pl.26, fig.63,♂,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Mycalesis adamsoni [sic] adamsoni [sic] ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 278, pl.111, figs.S70,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Mycalesis adamsoni [sic] ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 278, pl.111, figs.N102,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Mycalesis adamsonii ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 185, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Charn Phi)

[ LAOS ]
Mycalesis adamsonii ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2005 : 35, fig.2, a♂,b♂(Un). (Xieng Khouang: Muang Kham)
Mycalesis adamsonii ; Uémura,2006 : 5, fig.22,map. (Muang Kham)
Mycalesis adamsonii ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 48, pl.7, figs.Sa-52,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Near Muang Kham (Xieng Khouang P.))


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 6♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 8♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.550m - 1400m).
Lang,2021 separated the populations from Myanmar - Yunnan and Vietnam - S.Guangxi as two subspecies. He mentioned that the populations from Thailand - Laos in the middle zone need to be considered since it seems to be a transitional taxon. However, looking at the figure of the nominotypical subspecies in the original description, it seems the individuals from Thailand - Laos belong to it, while those from Yunnan have a narrower band and seem to be rather peculiar. Here I treat the populations from Thailand - Laos as the nominotypical subspecies as in the past. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Watson, E.Y.,1897 : Notes on a collection of butterflies from the North Chin Hills and Upper Chindwin District, Burma.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 10(4):634-687, 1 pl.

Lang, S.Y.,2021 : A new subspecies of Mycalesis adamsonii Watson, 1897 from South Guanxi, China (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae)
Atalanta 52(3):341-344.


Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂ Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♀
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂ Mycalesis adamsonii adamsonii ♂
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♂, Lampang, Thailand.

1998.12.05 - 2022.07.31.

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