Cyrestis nivea nivalis  Felder & Felder, [1867]

Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Up. Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Un. Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♀ Up. Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Up. Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Un. Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♀ Up. Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Up. Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Un. Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Up. Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂, Phrae, Thailand.

ON : Cyrestis nivalis Felder & Felder, [1867]
OD : Reise Fregatte Novara, Lep. Rhop. (3):414.
TL : Malacca Interior.
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, W.Malaysia, Sumatra.
● ssp.nivalis
ssp.tonkiniana
Cyrestis nivea nivalis map

Synonym

Cyrestis atosia Swinhoe,1917 : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8)20:408-409. TL. Maymyo, Burma.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Cyrestis nivea ssp. ; Godfrey,1916 : 128. (by Seitz, 9:575.)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; Pendlebury,1923 : 38. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; Godfrey,1930 : 276-277. (Bangnara; Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; Godfrey,1932a : 269. (P)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; Pinratana,1979 : 38, figs.N54,♂,♂(Un). (Songkhla; Pattani; Trang; Yala)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 42, pl.24, fig.57,♂. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Yala)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; RDPB & DNP,2006-2008 : Butterflies in Hala-Bala Forest, fig.[♂]. (Narathiwat: Hala Bala) (last update: 2006.12.28 ; accessed: 2024.05.09)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 384, pl.166, fig.N59,♂. (Kanchanaburi)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 478, pl.212, figs.N342,♂,♂(Un). (Kanchanaburi)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Kanchanaburi; Ranong; Nakhon Si Thammarat; Yala) (accessed: 2023.09.12)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 118, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Than To WF.)
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ; Küppers & Janikorn,2020 : 77-78, figs.Abb.N-476-477. (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 10♂ (incl. photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 3♂ (incl. photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 8♂ (incl. photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 50 - 700m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.


Literature

Felder, C. & Felder, R.,1865-1875 :
Rhopalocera. In Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen Commodore B. von Wullerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band:
Abtheilung. Wien : vi + 548 + [1] pp in 5 parts, 140 pls.

Swinhoe, C.,1917 : New Indo-Malayan Lepidoptera.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8)20:407-412.

Evans, W.H.,1932 : The identification of Indian butterflies. second edition revised.
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : 10+454pp, 32 pls, 9f.


Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂ Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Cyrestis nivea nivalis ♂
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)

2007.10.10 - 2024.05.31.