Coelites nothis nothis  Westwood, [1850]

Coelites nothis nothis ♂ Up. Coelites nothis nothis ♂ Un. Coelites nothis nothis ♀ Up. Coelites nothis nothis ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Coelites nothis nothis ♂ Up. Coelites nothis nothis ♂ Un. Coelites nothis nothis ♀ Up. Coelites nothis nothis ♀ Un.
♂, Sekong, Laos. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Coelites nothis Westwood,[1850]
OD : in Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. : 2, 368, pl.66, fig.2.
TL : 'East India'
Distribution : Thailand, Laos, C. & S.Vietnam.

● ssp.notis
ssp.sylvarum
Coelites nothis nothis map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Coelites nothis nothis ; Fruhstorfer,1911 : 329. (Siam)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Godfrey,1916 : 122. (Muak Lek; Chanthaburi: Khao Sabap)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Godfrey,1930 : 248. (Muak Lek; Chanthaburi: Khao Sabap)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Pinratana,1988 : 28, pl.30, figs.77,♂,♂(Un). (Nakhon Nayok; Chanthaburi)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 290, pl.117, figs.S84a♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 290, pl.117, figs.N119a♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Coelites nothis nothis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Sa Kaeo; Chanthaburi; Trat)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 190, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Nakohn Nayok; Sarika; Kao Khiewo; Kratching WF; Kao Soi Dao; Pliewn WF; Khlong Thariew)

[ LAOS ]
Coelites notis f.sylvarum ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 30. ("Luang-Prabang")
Coelites nothis nothis ; Masui & Uehara,1995 : 5, pl.2, figs.11,♂,♂(Un). (Saravan)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 211, pl.92, figs.♂,♀. (Saravan; Nam Dhua)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Uémura,2004 : 2, fig.7 map. (Lak Sao)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Uémura,2011 : 2. (C: Nakhai to Lak Sao 20km)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 48.

[ VIETNAM ]
Coelites nothis nothis ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 78, pl.21, figs.2a♂,2b♂(Un). (C: Kon Ka Kinh; Da Teh; Bao Lam)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006c : 31, fig.S-19,♂. (Dong Nai: Thac Mai)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007c : 39, fig.S-19,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Madagui; Dong Nai: Thac Mai)
Coelites nothis nothis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 24. (C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Nayok : 2♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by M.Hayashi & S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 1♂ (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 12♂ 3♀ (incl.photo & photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Champasak : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sekong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lam Dong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low elevations (alt.150m - 350m).
The type locality of this species is thought to be 'East India', but this is doubtful since ssp.adamsoni occurs in that area. I suspect it could be from the Indo-China area. Furthermore, the distribution map shown above is also curious. The records of the nominotypical subspecies and ssp.sylvarum are unnaturally intermingled. Further taxonomic study and distributional research are needed.


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.


Coelites nothis nothis ♂ Coelites nothis nothis ♀
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)
Coelites nothis nothis ♂ Coelites nothis nothis ♂
♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul) ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

1998.12.05 - 2022.08.31.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.