Mycalesis nicotia  Westwood, [1850]

Mycalesis nicotia ♂ Up. Mycalesis nicotia ♂ Un. Mycalesis nicotia ♀ Up. Mycalesis nicotia ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mycalesis nicotia ♂ Up. Mycalesis nicotia ♂ Un. Mycalesis nicotia ♂ Up. Mycalesis nicotia ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Phongsaly, Laos.

ON : Mycalesis nicotia Westwood, [1850]
OD : in Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. (2):394, pl.66, fig.4.
TL : East India. (NHML)
Distribution : Sikkim to Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
Mycalesis nicotia map

Synonyms

Mycalesis langi Nicéville, 1883 : in Marshall & Nicéville, Butts. Ind. Burma Ceylon 1:128,130-131. TL. Naga Hills ; Khashi Hills ; Sikkim ; Mussooree.
Mycalesis nicotia nudgara Fruhstorfer, 1908 : Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 58(6/7):148-149. TL. Tandong, Tenasserim.


Type Materials Information

langi  ; Type 1♂, 1880.iv.29. Khasi Hills. (NZC), 1♀, Khasi Hills. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 231, figs.♂,♂(Un), 232, fig.♀,♀(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Mycalesis nicotia ; Aoki & Yamaguchi,1984 : 57, fig.36,♂. (Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep)
Mycalesis nicotia ; Pinratana,1988 : 25, pl.27, figs.67,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Mycalesis nicotia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 280, pl.112, figs.S74,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Mycalesis nicotia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 280, pl.112, figs.N109,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Mycalesis nicotia ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 186, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon)

[ LAOS ]
Mycalesis nicotia f.langi ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 30. (Ban-Soui)
Mycalesis nicotia ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 211, pl.95, figs.♂,♀. (Oudomxay)
Mycalesis nicotia ; Uémura,2004 : 4, fig.25 map. (Oudomxay; Xam Neua; Vang Vieng)
Mycalesis nicotia ; Uémura,2006 : 6, fig.33,map. (Phun Pan; Nong Het)
Mycalesis nicotia ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 49.

[ VIETNAM ]
Mycalesis nicotia ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 97-98, pl.26, figs.2a♂,2b♂(Un),2c♀,2d♀(Un). (N: Ba Be; Van Ban)
Mycalesis nicotia ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 25. (N: Bac Can)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 5♂ 1♀ (incl.photo & photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Phongsaly : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Xieng Khouang : 1♂ 2♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sekong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at moderate elvations (alt.1100m - 1400m).


Literature

Westwood, J.O.,1850-1852 : In Doubleday et al., The genera of diurnal Lepidoptera.
vol.2 : ii + pp.251-534, pls.31-80,54. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.

Marshall, G.F.L. & Nicéville, L.de.,1882-1883 : The butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon.
A descriptive handbook of all the known species of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera inhabiting that region, with notices of allied species occurring in the neighbouring countries along the border, with numerous illustrations. Volume I (Danaidae, Satyridae, Morphidae & Acraeidae).
Calcutta Central Press 8vo : vii + 327 pp, 15 tfs, pls.1-17.

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 nicotia ♂ Mycalesis nicotia ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)
Mycalesis nicotia ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1998.12.05 - 2022.07.31.

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