Terinos atlita ikarii  Saito & Inayoshi, 2018

Terinos atlita ikarii ♂ Up. Terinos atlita ikarii ♂ Un. Terinos atlita ikarii ♀ Up. Terinos atlita ikarii ♀ Un.
♂, 1996.04.02. Vientiane, Laos. Paratype ♀, 1989.05.23. Chanthaburi, Thailand. Paratype
Terinos atlita ikarii ♂ Up. Terinos atlita ikarii ♂ Un. Terinos atlita ikarii ♂ Up. Terinos atlita ikarii ♂ Un.
♂, 1996.04.02. Vientiane, Laos. Paratype ♂, 1996.04.02. Vientiane, Laos. Paratype

Terinos atlita ikarii ♂ apex, Un. Terinos atlita ikarii ♂ genitalia Terinos clarissa militum ♂ apex, Un. Terinos clarissa militum ♂ genitalia
atlita ikarii, Unf apex and Male genitalia clarissa militum, Unf apex and Male genitalia

ON : Terinos atlita ikarii Sait & Inayoshi, 2018
OD : Butterflies 79:30-31, fig.25,♂(HT),♂(HT,Un),26,♀(PT),♀(PT,Un).
TL : Thabok, Vientiane, Laos. (♂, RIEB)
Distribution : S.E.Thailand (Chanthaburi), Laos, Vietnam.
● ssp.ikarii
Terinos atlita teuthras map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 10.May.2011. Thabok, Vientiane, C.Laos. (RIEB)
Paratypes : 4♂, 2.Apr.1996. Thadleuk WF., Vientiane, Laos. Y.Inayoshi leg (in coll. Y.Inayoshi) ; 1♀, Apr.2017. Chu Yang Sin, Dak Lak, alt. 1,800m, C.Vietnam. (in coll. K.Saito) ; 1♀, 23.May.1989. Makham dist., Chanthaburi, S.E.Thailand. P.Sukkit leg. (in coll. Y.Inayoshi)

Records taken from Literature

'Terinos atlita miletum ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.169, figs.N228a♂(Laos),♀(Laos). (in part)'

[ LAOS ]
Terinos atlita miletum [sic] ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 205, pl.49, figs.♂,♀. (Nhahin; Vientiane)
Terinos atlita miletum [sic] ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 44.
Terinos atlita ikarii ; Onodera,2022 : 28, pl.94, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Bolikhamxai: Thabok)

Terinos atlita ikarii ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(1):178-179, pl.21, figs.3a♂,3b♂(Un),3c♀. (C: Binh Dinh)

Specimens Examined

Chanthaburi : 1♀ (Paratype).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

[ LAOS ]
Vientiane : 5♂ (Holotype & Paratypes).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Dak Lak : 1♀ (Paratype).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


The classification of this species and clarissa in the continental taxa has long been confused. Fruhstorfer,1912 in Seitz treated militum, falcata and lioneli as subspecies of clarissa, subsequently Tsukada,1985 considered them as subspecies of atlita. However, the continental militum, falcata and lioneli are in fact clarissa, as Fruhstorfer pointed out.
The identification between atlita and clarissa; In atlita the dark brown spot present in the center of submarginal pale purple mark of space 7 on the unf, while in clarissa, this mark at the inside.
In Laos, it was found in lowland semi-dried forests together with Terinos clarissa militum. However, this species is more localized and rarer than Terinos clarissa. It seems to be rare in Thailand and only one female is known, shown above.


Tsukada, E.,1985 : Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands. IV Nymphalidae (1).
Plapac Co., Ltd. 558 pp. 158.col.pls. (in Japanese)

Saito, K. & Inayoshi, Y.,2018 : New Taxa and new records of butterflies from Indochina.
Butterflies 79:28-57.

2019.12.31 - 2021.11.30.

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