Ypthima similis  Elwes & Edwards, 1893

Ypthima similis ♂ Up. Ypthima similis ♂ Un. Ypthima similis ♀ Up. Ypthima similis ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Ypthima similis ♂ Up. Ypthima similis ♂ Un. Ypthima similis ♀ Up. Ypthima similis ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Ypthima similis Elwes & Edwards, 1893
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 41(1):30, pl.1, fig.19.
TL : Karen Hills. (NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, C.Vietnam.
Ypthima similis map

Type Materials Information

Syntypes 6♂, Karen Hills, Burma. (♂ Rh3226, ♂ Rh3227) (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Ypthima similis similis ; Aoki & Uémura,1984 : 84. figs.11f-g,14(♂genitalia),36,♂,37,♀. (Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep; Loei: Nam Nao)
Ypthima similis ; Pinratana,1988 : 33, pl.33, fig.91 ; pl.33, figs.91,♂,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Petchaboon)
Ypthima similis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 300, pl.122, figs.N134,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Phetchabun; Loei)
Ypthima similis ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 195, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Par Hom Pok; Doi Suthep)

[ LAOS ]
Ypthima similis similis ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 211, pl.96, fig.♂(Un). (Phong Saly)
Ypthima similis ; Uémura,2005 : 2, fig.5 map. (Phong Saly; Oudomxay; Xam Neua; Ban Saleui; Xiang Khouang; Thateng)
Ypthima similis ; Uémura,2006 : 7, fig.40,map. (Ban Phonsaat)
Ypthima similis ; Uémura,2011 : 3. (C: Nakhai to Lak Sao 20km)
Ypthima similis ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 49.

[ VIETNAM ]
Ypthima similis ; Uémura & Monastyrskii,2004 : 25, figs.2k-l, 5.3,♂(dsf), 5.4,♂(wsf). (C: Kon Cha Rang; Kon Ka Kinh; Bao Loc; Bao Lam)
Ypthima similis ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 112-113, pl.30, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un),1c♀,1d♀(Un). (C: Kon Cha Rang; Kon Ka Kinh; Bao Loc ; Bao Lam)
Ypthima similis ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006c : 34, figs.S-34,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Gung Re)
'Ypthima similis ; Nihira,2009 : 100. (Phu Quoc)'
Ypthima similis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 26. (C: Gia Lai to Lam Dong)
Ypthima similis ; Yokochi et al.,2015 : 40. (Khanh Hoa: Hon Ba)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Rai : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 20♂ 5♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 5♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


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

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

Oudomxai : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Champasak : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is very common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (alt.900m - 1700m).
This species is quite similar to Ypthima affectata, and identification requires examination of the male genitalia. Nihira,2009 recorded this species from Phu Quoc, however it seems rather doubtful. Further research is needed.


Literature

Elwes, H.J. & Edwards, J.,1893 :
A revision of the genus Ypthima with special reference to the characters afforded by the ♂ genitalia.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 41(1):1-54, pls.1-.3.


Ypthima similis ♂ Ypthima similis ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1998.12.08 - 2022.10.31.

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