Mycalesis siamica  Riley & Godfrey, 1921

Mycalesis siamica ♂ Up. Mycalesis siamica ♂ Un.
♂, Luang Phabang, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera)

ON : Mycalesis siamica Riley & Godfrey, 1921
OD : J. nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 4(3):170, pl.4, fig.2♂,3♀.
TL : Prae, N.Siam.
Distribution : Thailand, Laos.
Mycalesis siamica map

Type Materials Information

Syntype 1♂, Rh117, Apr.1918. Me Song forest, Prae, N.Siam. (NHML)
Syntype 1♀, Rh118, Apr.1918. Me Song forest, Prae, N.Siam. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Mycalesis siamica ; Godfrey,1930 : 251. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Mycalesis deficiens siamica ; Aoki & Yamaguchi,1984 : 56-57. (by literature)
Mycalesis deficiens siamica ; Pinratana,1988 : 24. (list only)
Mycalesis siamica ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 185. (by literature)

[ LAOS ]
Mycalesis deficiens siamica ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 65, not fig. (list only)
Mycalesis deficiens siamica ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 211, not fig. (list only)
Mycalesis deficiens siamica ; Uémura,2004 : 3.
Mycalesis deficiens siamica ; Uémura,2006 : 5, fig.23,map. (Nam Kata)
Mycalesis siamica ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2008b : 55-56, figs.13,♂,♂(Un),a,b(♂genitalia). (Bolikhamxai: Nam Kata)
Mycalesis siamica ; Uémura,2011 : 2. (C: Nam Kata)
Mycalesis siamica ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 48, pl.7, figs.Sa-55,♂,♂(Un). (Bolikhamxai: Namkata)


Specimens Examined

[ LAOS ]
Luang Phabang : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is rare in montane forest at moderate elevations.
This species was found recently in Laos, however it has never been found in Thailand except the type specimens. The type locality 'Phrae' is slightly dubious. I consider it could be from other locations. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

Riley N.D. & Godfrey E.J.,1921 : Some undescribed Rhopalocera from Siam.
J. Siam Soc. nat. Hist. 4(3):167-190, 4pls.

Nakamura, N. & Wakahara, H.,2008 : Notes on the butterflies of Laos (2):
new records of six species and several remarkable species from central and Southern Laos. (in Japanese)
Butterflies. 49:49-58.


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