Mimathyma ambica miranda  (Fruhstorfer, 1902)

Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Un. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Un. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Un. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Un. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ab. Up. Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ab. Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂(ab.), Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Potamis ambica miranda Fruhstorfer, 1902
OD : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 15(1):176-177.
TL : Muok-Lek, Siam.
Distribution : E.Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam,
S.Yunnan, Guangxi, Hainan.
Mimathyma ambica miranda map

Synonyms

Potamis ambica claribella Fruhstorfer, 1902 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 15(1):177. TL. Than-Moi, N.Tonkin. (♂, MNHN)
Apatura ambica garlanda Fruhstorfer, 1913 : in Seitz, Grossschmett Erde 9:700. TL. Upper Burma and Shan States.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Potamis ambica miranda ; Fruhstorfer,1906 : 342. tafel.2, fig.11. (Muak Lek)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Fruhstorfer,1914 : 700. (Muak Lek)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Godfrey,1916 : 132. (Chonburi: Sriracha; Prae: Me Song forest)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Godfrey,1927 : 124. (N)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Godfrey,1930 : 297-298. (Prae: Me Song forest; Chiang Rai; Muak Lek; Chonburi: Sriracah)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Pinratana,1979 : 89, figs.N154,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum)
Apatura ambica miranda ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 86, pl.63, figs.162,♂,♀. (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Chanthaburi)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 464, pl.206, figs.N172,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Khao Yai)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 486, pl.216, figs.N357,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Khao Yai; Khao Soi Dao)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Phetchabun; Phetchaburi) (accessed: 2023.03.21)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 122, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Thung Saleng Luang; Phu Khiewo; Phu Sai Dao; Kao Soi Dao)

[ LAOS ]
Apatura ambica f.nmoauna ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 45. (Laos)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 61, col.pl.13, fig.♂ ; pl.75, figs.1,♂,2,♂(Un). (Vang Vieng; Nam Moh; Luang Prabang)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 208, pl.72, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Nong Het; Oudomxay; Phong Saly)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 47.
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Masui,2020 : fig.9c♂,♂(Un). (N.Laos, summer form)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Onodera,2022 : 47, pl.141, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Oudomxai; Bolikhamxai: Lak Sao)

[ VIETNAM ]
Potamis ambica claribella ; Fruhstorfer,1906 : 342-343. (Tonkin: Than Moi)
Apatura ambica claribella ; Fruhstorfer,1914 : 700. (Tonkin: Than Moi)
Apatura claribella ; Dubois & Vitalis,1919 : 232. (Tonkin)
Apatura ambica f.nmoauna ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 45. (Tonkin)
Apatura ambica f.claribella ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 45. (Tonkin: Than-Moi)
Apatura ambica namouna ; Metaye,1957 : 98. (N)
Apatura ambica claribella ; Metaye,1957 : 98. (N)
Mimathyma ambica claribella ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 32, fig.N-104,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me)
Mimathyma ambica claribella ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007c : 38, fig.N-104,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 43. (N / C: to Lam Dong)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(1):49-50, pl.3, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un),1c♀. (N: Ba Be / C: Ngoc Linh; Kon Ka Kinh; Chu Yang Sin; Bu Gia Map; Bao Lac)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Rai : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 12♂ 3♀ (incl. photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 4♂ 1♀ (incl. photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 2♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 3♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 1♂ (photo by M.Hayashi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 6♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xiang Khouang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

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


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 450 - 1300m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
In the populations from C. to S.E.Thailand, the orange markings on the UpH tend to be conspicuous, as Kimura et al.,2016 pointed out.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1902 : Neue Lepidopteren aus dem Indo-Malayischen Gebiet.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 15(1):169-178.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1913 : 6. Familie: Nymphalidae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
697-704. (5.Aug.1913)

Masui, A.,2009 : Rediscovery of Mimathyma bhavana (Moore, 1881): a long neglected apaturine species from northern Myanmar (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Apaturinae).
Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 52:8-18. (in Japanese)

Masui, A.,2020 : Notes on the variation and classification on the genus Mimathyma (Nymphalidae, Apaturinae)
Butterflies 83:4-21.


Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂
♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi) ♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)
Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂ Mimathyma ambica miranda ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chaiyaphum, Thailand.

2007.09.20 - 2023.03.31.

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