Morphinae - Addendum


The following species were recorded from the Indo-Chinese region in previous publications, however were omitted from the list for the reasons written below.


Aemona lena lena (Atkinson, 1871)
[ VIETNAM ]
Aemona lena f.lena ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 32. (Tonkin: Dien-Bien-Phu)
Aemona lena ; Metaye,1957 : 99. (N)
Aemona lena lena ; Monastyrskii,2011 : 84, pl.18, figs.1a(ST,♂),1b(ST,♂Un). (by literature)
Aemona lena lena ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 28. (by literature)
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No reliable specimens are known. Therefore, I would like to put this subspecies on hold until a reliable specimen is found.

Aemona amathusia amathusia (Hewitson, 1867)
[ THAILAND ]
Aemona amathusia amathusia ; Nishimura,1999 : 3. (Chiang Rai: Chiang Khong)
Aemona amathusia amathusia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 312, pl.128, figs.A7,♂(Myanmar),♂(Myanmar,Un),♀(Myanmar).
Aemona amathusia amathusia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 312, pl.128, figs.N153,♂(Myanmar),♂(Myanmar,Un),♀(Myanmar).
Aemona amathusia amathusia ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 141. (by literature)
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The record from Thailand is based on an old specimen in NHML. The specimens illustrated by Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 are from Kachin, Myanmar. Therefore, I would like to put this species on hold until a reliable specimen is found.

Stichophthalma camadeva camadevoides Nicéville, 1899
[ THAILAND ]
Stichophthalma camadeva camadevoides ; Godfrey,1930 : 258-259. (2♀, Mar.2021, Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, M.B.Tennent)
Stichophthalma camadeva camadevoides ; Pinratana,1983 : 50, pl.28, fig.8,♀. (Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep)
Stichophthalma camadeva camadevoides ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 314, pl.129, figs.A8,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). ('Wang Chin' [loc.err., N.Myanmar or India]).
Stichophthalma camadeva camadevoides ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 314, pl.129, figs.N154,♀,♀(Un). ('Wang Chin' [loc.err., N.Myanmar or India]).
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The specimen illustrated by Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 is considered to be from N.Myanmar or India, and the locality of 'Wang Chin' is incorrect. Godfrey collection in Entomological Museum Bangkok Thailand (EMBT) preserved two female specimens that Godfrey recorded at 'Doi Suthep, Mar.1921'. These specimens are from M.B.Tennent's collection.
As mentioned in the section of Papilio elephenor in Papilionidae - Addendum, Godfrey,1930 reported two doubtful species, Stichophthalma camadeva camadevoides and Papilio elephenor at Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai based on Tennent's collection. I assume that these records are erroneous due to contamination of specimens from India or Myanmar. Tennent travelled overland from India to Chiang Mai, and gave the butterflies he collected to a friend of E.J.Godfrey, so it is likely that these specimens were actually collected in India or Myanmar and incorrectly labelled in Chiang Mai.

Stichophthalma howqua (Westwood, 1851)
[ THAILAND ]
Stichophthalma howqua ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 314, pl.129, figs.A9,♂,♂(Un). ('Phu Khieo?' [loc.err.])
Stichophthalma howqua ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 314, pl.129, figs.N155,♂,♂(Un). (as Stichophthalma howqua tonkiniana) ('Phu Khieo?' [loc.err.])
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Ek-Amnuay.[2007],2012 recorded this species based on an unreliable specimen. The locality 'Phu Khieo ?' was just his guesswork. Considering its biological distribution, it is highly unlikely that this species is distributed in Thailand. Furthermore, this specimen is similar to ssp.formosana from Taiwan.

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