Burara jaina velva  (Evans, 1932)

Burara jaina velva ♂ Up. Burara jaina velva ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Ismene velva Evans, 1932
OD : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.) : 318.
TL : Kinabalu, Borneo. (NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Surat Thani and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Borneo.
● ssp.jaina
transition zone of jaina and margana
transition zone of margana and velva
Burara jaina velva map

Type Material Information

♂, Type (red), H2382, Kina Balu, Borneo. (NHML, examined)

Records taken from Literature

Burara jaina velva ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 720, pl.329, figs.H2c♂,♂(Un). (Surat Thani: Khao Pota)
Burara jaina velva ; Chiba,2009 : 9, pl.2, fig.6♂. (Kao Pota)
Burara jaina velva ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 21, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Muang Shone)
Burara jaina velva ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 768, pl.353, figs.H2b♂,♂(Un). ('Ratchaburi'; Khao Pota)

Specimens Examined

Yala : 1♂.
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The butterfly is uncommon in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 400 - 800m) and is crepuscular. Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
Individuals which seem to be intermediate between ssp.margana and ssp.velva occasionally occur in Tak to Ratchaburi, W.Thailand. It seems to be a transitional zone between both taxa.


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

1999.07.31 - 2023.02.28.

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