Melanocyma faunula kimurai  Saitoh, 2003

Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♂ Up. Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♂ Un. Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♀ Up. Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♂ Up. Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♂ Un. Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♂ Up. Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♂ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Melanocyma faunula kimurai Saitoh, 2003
OD : Futao 46:6-7, pl.1, figs.3(HT,♂), 4(HT,♂Un),
5(PT,♀), 6(PT,♀Un).
TL : Pliewn WF., Chanthabri, S.E.Thailand. (♂, RIEB)
Distribution : S.E.Thailand, Cambodia.
● ssp.kimurai
ssp.faunula
Melanocyma faunula kimurai map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 30.Nov.1974. Pliewn WF, Chanthabri, S.E.Thailand. Y.Kimura leg. (RIEB)
Paratypes : Chanthaburi : 6♂ 4♀, Khao Soi Dao ; 1♂, Pliewn WF ; 1♂, Kratchaing WF ; 3♂, Pon Nahm Ron ; 1♂, Tamun, Chanthabri. (RIEB)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Faunis faunula faunula ; Fruhstorfer,1911 : 406. (Chanthaburi)
Faunis faunula faunula ; Godfrey,1916 : 123-124. (Chanthaburi: Khao Sabap; Trad: Ko Chang)
Faunis faunula faunula ; Godfrey,1930 : 258. (Chanthaburi: Khao Sabap; Trad: Ko Chang)
Melanocyma faunula faunula ; Pinratana,1983 : 48, 61. (Chanthaburi) (in part)
Melanocyma faunula faunula ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 310. (Trat) (in part)
Melanocyma faunula kimurai ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 310, pl.127, figs.N151b♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi; Trat)
Melanocyma faunula kimurai ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chanthaburi) (accessed: 2021.12.18)
Melanocyma faunula kimurai ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 140, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Soi Dao; Pliewn WF; Kao Chamao)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Faunis faunula faunula ; Fruhstorfer,1911 : 406. (Cambodia)
Faunis faunula ; Dubois & Vitalis,1919 : 225. (Cambodge)
Faunis faunula f.faunula ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 32. (Cambodge)
Melanocyma faunula ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 129. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chanthaburi : 11♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trat : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane dense forest at low elevations (alt.10m - 300m) and is frequently found along the streams. Male makes a territory on the shrubs and flies slowly and gently.


Literature

Saitoh, T.,2003 : A new subspecies of Melanocyma faunula (Westwood, 1850) is described and illustrated from S.E.Thailand.
Futao 43:6-7, pl.1.


Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♂ Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♂
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)
Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♂ Melanocyma faunula kimurai ♂
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

2007.10.10 - 2021.12.31.

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