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.
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" [loc.err.] / Khao Pota)

Specimens Examined

Yala : 1♂.
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The butterfly is rare in montane forest at moderate elevations.
The record of "Ratchaburi" in Ek-Amnuay,2012 seems to be a misidentification of ssp.margana.


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 - 2020.09.30.

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