Mycalesis oroatis surkha  Marshall,1882

Mycalesis oroatis surkha ♂ Up. Mycalesis oroatis surkha ♂ Un. Mycalesis oroatis surkha ♀ Up. Mycalesis oroatis surkha ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Tak, Thailand.
Mycalesis oroatis surkha ♂ Up. Mycalesis oroatis surkha ♂ Un. Mycalesis oroatis surkha ♀ Up. Mycalesis oroatis surkha ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Tak, Thailand.

ON : Mycalesis surkha Marshall, 1882
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 51(2/3):37-38, pl.4, fig.1,♂.
TL : Donat range, Upper Tenasserim.
Distribution : Mynamar, W.Thailand.

● ssp.surkha
ssp.ustulata
Mycalesis oroatis surkha map

Synonym

Loesa fervida Butler, 1882 : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)10:372-373. TL. Thoungyeen valley.


Type Material Information

surkha ; Type 1♂, Donat, Upper Tenasserim. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 233, figs.♂,♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Mycalesis oroatis surkha ; Godfrey,1930 : 252. (W: Eka Klo)
Mycalesis oroatis surkha ; Aoki & Yamaguchi,1984 : 58, fig.40,♂. (Kanchanaburi: Sai Yok Noi)
Mycalesis oroatis surkha ; Pinratana,1988 : 25, pl.28, fig.71a♀. (Kanchanaburi)
Mycalesis oroatis surkha ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 284, pl.114, fig.S78a♀. (Kanchanaburi)
Mycalesis oroatis surkha ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 284, pl.115, figs.N113a♀,♀(Un). (Kanchanaburi)
Mycalesis oroatis surkha ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 188, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Sai Yok Noi)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Tak : 4♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂ (photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.350m - 900m).
A single record is known from Phetchaburi where photos in nature were taken. I treat it as ssp.surkha tentatively, however it is necessary to confirm with specimens.


Literature

Marshall, G.F.L.,1882 : Some New or Rare Species of Rhopalocerous Lepidoptera from the Indian Region.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 51(2/3):37-43, pl.4.

Butler, A.G.,1882 : Descriptions of new Species of Lepidoptera from Tenasserim.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)10:372-376.


Mycalesis oroatis surkha ♂ Mycalesis oroatis surkha ♂
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)

1998.12.05 - 2022.07.31.

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