Danaus affinis malayana  (Fruhstorfer, 1899)

Danaus affinis malayana ♂ Up. Danaus affinis malayana ♂ Un. Danaus affinis malayana ♀ Up. Danaus affinis malayana ♀ Un.
♂, Chachoengsao, Thailand. (photo by K.Yano) ♀, Chachoengsao, Thailand. (photo by K.Yano)

ON : Salatura affinis malayana Fruhstorfer, 1899
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 44(1-2):70.
TL : Wellesley, Malay Halbinsel.
Distribution : C.Nicobar, Thailand, S.Vietnam,
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Singapore, N.E.Sumatra.
Danaus affinis malayana map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Danais affinis malayana ; Godfrey,1916 : 117. (Bangkok; Chonburi: Sriracha)
Danaida affinis malayana ; Godfrey,1930 : 234. (Bangkok; Chonburi: Sriracha)
Danaida affinis malayana ; Godfrey,1932a : 265. (P)
Danaus affinis malayana ; Pinratana,1977 : 69, figs.D4,♂,♂(Un). (C / P)
Danaus affinis malayanus ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 56,71, pl.71, figs.4,♂,♀. (Bangkok)
Danaus affinis malayanus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 184, pl.64, figs.D4,♂,♀,♀(Un). ('Yala')
Danaus affinis malayanus ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.10.30)
Danaus affinis malayanus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 184, pl.64, figs.N4,♂,♀,♀(Un). ('Yala')
Danaus affinis malayana ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chonburi; Trat; Phetchaburi) (accessed: 2022.10.30)
Danaus affinis malayanus ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 26, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Bang Phu)
Danaus affinis malayanus ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 228, not fig. (Phang Nga)

[ VIETNAM ]
Danaida affinis f.malayana ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 23. (Annam-Cochinchine)
Danaus affinis malayana ; Metaye,1957 : 100. (C / S)
Danaus affinis malayana ; Metaye,1958a : 153-154, pl.1, fig.4. (Dong Nai: Giaray; Pulo Condore)
Salatura affinis malayana ; Morishita,1970 : 64, figs.4,♂,♀. (Cap St. Jaques)
Danaus affinis malayana ; Monastyrskii,2011 : 31-32, pl.2, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un),1c♀. (S: Ho Chi Minh; Con Dao; Can Tho)
Danaus affinis malayana ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 18. (S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chachoengsao : 1♂ 5♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in mangrove forest at sea side. Both sexes visit flowers.
Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from Yala. But no one has ever seen it in this region and it seems very doubtful. Therefore, these records are not to be adopted until a reliable specimen is confirmed. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1899 : Uebersicht der Indo-Australischen Danaiden und Beschreibung never Formen.
Berl. ent. Z. 44(1-2):64-87, pl.2, 15 figs.


Danaus affinis malayana ♂ Danaus affinis malayana ♀
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)
Danaus affinis malayana ♂ Danaus affinis malayana ♂+♀
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂+♀ (mating), Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1998.11.15 - 2022.12.26.

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