Burara oedipodea oedipodea  (Swainson, [1820])

Burara oedipodea oedippodea ♂ Up. Burara oedipodea oedippodea ♂ Un. Burara oedipodea oedippodea ♂ Up. Burara oedipodea oedippodea ♂ Un.
♂, Satun, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Ismene oedipodea Swainson, [1820]
OD : Zool. Illustr. (1)1(3):pl.16.
TL : Java.
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia, Borneo,
Sumatra, Nias, Java, Bali, Lombok, Palawan.
● ssp.belesis
transition zone of belesis and oedipodea
Burara oedipodea oedippodea map

Records taken from Literature

Ismene oedipodea oedipodea ; Godfrey,1930 : 355. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Ismene oedipodea oedipodea ; Godfrey,1932a : 274. (P)
Bibasis oedipodea oedipodea ; Evans,1949 : 46. (P)
Bibasis oedipodea oedipodea ; Pinratana,1985 : 14,116, pl.1, figs.1b♂,♂(Un). (Kanchanaburi; Yala)
Burara oedipodea oedipodea ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 20, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Ka Chong; Than To WF.)
Burara oedipodea oedipodea ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2017- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.12.08)

Specimens Examined

Phetchaburi : 1♂ (photo by C.Sunthornwiphat).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ (incl. photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


The butterfly is not rare in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 100 - 550m) and is crepuscular. Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
Both ssp.oedipodea and ssp.belesis occur together in Phetchaburi. The area between the northern part of the peninsular Thailand and Kanchanaburi seems to be a transitional zone. Further taxonomic and distributional studies are needed.


Swainson, W.,1820-1823 :
Zoological illustrations, or original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals, selected chiefly from the classes of ornithology, entomology, and conchology.
[Series 1], (1)1:pl.1-18(1820) pl.19-66(1821); 2:pl.67-83(1821) pl.84-119(1822); 3:pl.120-134(1822) pl.135-182(1823).

Burara oedipodea oedipodea ♂ Burara oedipodea oedipodea ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.
Burara oedipodea belesis + oedipodea ♂ Burara oedipodea oedipodea ♂
ssp.belesis & ssp.oedipodea, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by C.Sunthornwiphat)

1999.07.31 - 2023.02.28.

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