Ideopsis similis persimilis  (Moore, 1879)

Ideopsis similis persimilis ♂ Up. Ideopsis similis persimilis ♂ Un. Ideopsis similis persimilis ♀ Up. Ideopsis similis persimilis ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Bangkok, Thailand.
Ideopsis similis persimilis ♂ Up. Ideopsis similis persimilis ♂ Un. Ideopsis similis persimilis ♀ Up. Ideopsis similis persimilis ♀ Un.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan Dist.), Thailand.

ON : Danais persimilis Moore, 1879
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):136.
TL : Petchaburree [Phetchaburi], Siam. (NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Sumatra.
Ideopsis similis persimilis map

Synonyms

Danaida similis similis ab.aventina Fruhstorfer, 1910 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:211, pl.78e.
Danaida similis persimilis f.hyria Fruhstorfer, 1910 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:211. TL. Tonkin ; Annam.
Danaus aventina purpurascens Tytler, 1939 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 41(2):243. TL. NE.Burma.
Danaus similis similis ab.joannisi Dufrane, 1948 : Bull. mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon 17(10):192. TL. Hanoi, Tonkin. (♀) (IFS)
Danaus similis similis ab.juncta Dufrane, 1948 : Bull. mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon 17(10):192. TL. Tonkin. (♂) (IFS)


Type Materials information

persimilis ; ♀, Type (red), Rh6377, Petchaburree [Phetchaburi], Siam. (NHML, examined)
hyria ; ♂, Type, Nov-Dec. Phuc-Son, Annam. H.Fruhstorfer (NHML, examined)
joannisi ; Holotype ♀, Hanoi, Tonkin.
juncta ; Holotype ♂, Tonkin ; Allotype ♀, Hanoi ; Paratypes 2♂, Hanoi.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Danaida similis persimilis ; Fruhstorfer,1910 : 211. (Siam)
Danais similis persimilis ; Godfrey,1916 : 118. (Bangkok)
Danaida similis persimilis ; Godfrey,1930 : 237. (all over)
Danaida similis persimilis ; Godfrey,1931 : 193. (Ko Tao)
Danaus similis persimilis ; Pinratana,1977 : 74, figs.D14,♂,♂(Un). (all over)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 61,72, not fig. (Chonburi; Nakhon Nayok; Rayong)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 20, fig.50,♂. (Ubon Ratchathani: Kaeng Tana; Nam Tok Soi Sawan)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 194, pl.69, figs.D15,♂,♂(Un). (Bangkok; Pathum Thani: Rangsit; Nakhon Pathom; Trat)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Koh Samui; Koh Phangan) (accessed: 2023.02.08)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 194, pl.69, figss.N15,♂,♂(Un). (Bangkok; Rangsit; Nakhon Pathom; Trat)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 32, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phu Khiewo; Nakohn Nayork; Kaeng Tana; Kao Soi Dao; Wang Kheo; Bang Phra; Pliewn WF; Kao Khiewo; Ayuthaya; Kanchanaburi; Kaeng Krachang; Ranong; Sonkla)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2016- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Bangkok; Chanthaburi; Trat) (accessed: 2023.02.08)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 184, pl.64, figs.N1,♂,♂(Un),♀,♂(f.alcippoides). (Bangkok; Kanchanaburi)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 231-232, figs.Abb.Da-110,115-116. (Phang Nga)

[ LAOS ]
Danaida similis f.aventina ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 24. (Laos)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 52, pl.33, figs.5,♂,6,♂(Un). (Tha Ngone; Nam Ngum Dam)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 204, pl.42, fig.♂. (Thakhek)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 43.
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Onodera,2022 : 22, pl.79, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Bolikhamxai: Keng Sa Doc)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Danaida persimilis ; Vitalis,1919 : 221. (Cambodge)
Ideopsis similis ; Onodera,2007 : 27, fig.23♀. (Siem Reap: Phnum Kuhlen)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 128. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Onodera,2022 : 128, pl.265, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Sin Reap [Siem Reap]: Phnum Kulen)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Chartier & Kosterin,2022 : 115. (Preah Sihanouk; Siem Reap)

[ VIETNAM ]
Danaida similis persimilis f.hyria ; Fruhstorfer,1910 : 211. (Tonkin / Annam)
Danais similis persimilis ; Godfrey,1919 : 465. (S: Daban)
Danaida lyria [sic] ; Vitalis,1919 : 221. (Tonkin / Annam)
Danaida similis f.aventina ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 24. (Tonkin)
Danais aventina ; Lemée,1950 : 64. (Saigon)
Danaus similis similis ; Metaye,1957 : 101. (N / C / S)
Danaus similis similis ab.aventina ; Metaye,1957 : 101. (N)
Danaus similis similis ab.hyria ; Metaye,1957 : 101. (N / C)
Danaus similis similis ; Metaye,1958a : 159. (N / C)
Danaus similis similis ab.hyria ; Metaye,1958a : 159. (N / C)
Radena similis persimilis ; Morishita,1970 : 66, figs.13,♂♀. (Cholon; Cap St.Jaques; Gia Ray; Ba Diem)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Ikeda et al.,1999 : 53, figs.2:7,♂,8,♂(Un),9:8(♂genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Ideopsis similis ; Vu,2003 : 56. (Phu Quoc)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Luong et al.,2004 : 3, 39, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006 : 15, figs.D-8,♂♀. (Bin Thuan: Thac Mai)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Nihira,2009 : 98, fig.♂. (Phu Quoc)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Monastyrskii,2011 : 46-47, pl.4, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un). (N: Ba Be; Kim Hy; Huu Lien; Cat Ba; Tam Dao; Cuc Phuong / C: Pu Mat; Vu Quang; Nui Chua / S: La Nga; Binh Chau; Cat Tien)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Saito et al.,2017 : 80. (S: Nui Cam; Nui Coto; Nui Ket)
Ideopsis similis persimilis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 19. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Bangkok : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chonburi : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan Dist.) : 1♂ 1♀ (incl. photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 2♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in secondary and montane forests at low elevations (Alt. 10 - 200m), especially at the seaside. Both sexes visit flowers.


Literature

Moore, F.,1879 : Descriptions of new Asiatic diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):136-144.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1910 : 3. Familie: Danaidae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
191-216. (20.May.1910)

Tytler, H.,1939 : Notes on some new and interesting butterflies chiefly from Burma. pt.1.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 41(2):235-252.

Dufrane, A.,1948 : Note sur les Danaidae.
Bull. mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon 17(10):192-194.


Ideopsis similis persimilis ♂
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1998.11.15 - 2023.03.31.

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