Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus  Evans, 1932

Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ♂ Up. Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ♂ Un. Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ♀ Up. Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ♀ Un.
♂, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ♂ Up. Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ♂ Un.
♂, Chaiyaphum, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

ON : Choaspes plateni stigmatus Evans, 1932
OD : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.) : 320.
TL : Assam. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Sikkim, Assam, Thailand, Laos,
Vietnam, China, Hainan.

● ssp.stigmatus
ssp.caudatus
Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Choaspes plateni stigmatus ; Tsukiyama,1992 ; 27-28, pl.1, fig.2-1c♂. (Nan)
Choaspes plateni stigmatus ; Kimura,1996 ; 19, pl.1, figs.9♂,10♂(Un). (Nan)
'Choaspes plateni stigmatus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 740, pl.339, fig.H29b♂(Laos).'
Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ; Chiba,2009 : 39, pl.17, figs.1,♂,2,♀. (Nan)
Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 29, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Doi Chiang Dao)
'Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 786, pl.362, fig.H28a♂(Laos).'

[ LAOS ]
Choaspes plateni stigmatus ; Masui & Uehara,1999 : 19,22, figs.19,♂,♂(Un). (Lak Sao)
Choaspes plateni stigmatus ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 ; 221, pl.132, fig.♂. (Lak Sao)
Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ; Chiba,2009 : 39, pl.17, figs.1,♂,2,♀. (Laos)
Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 57.

[ VIETNAM ]
Choaspes plateni stigmata ; Evans,1949 : 74. (Tonkin)
Choaspes plateni stigmata ; Devyatkin & Monastyrskii,1999 ; 156. (N: Tam Dao / C: Vu Quang)
Choaspes plateni stigmata ; Devyatkin,2000 ; 200. (Lam Dong: Bao Loc)
Choaspes plateni stigmata ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007b ; 3, fig.H-14,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ; Chiba,2009 : 39, pl.17, figs.1,♂,2,♀. (N / C: to Lam Dong)
Choaspes stigmata ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 29, fig.H-14,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 71. (N / C: to Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chaiyaphum : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lam Dong : 7♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at moderate elevations (Alt. 550 - 900m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
According to the records of Tsukiyama,1992, Chiba,2009 and Kimura et al.,2011, both ssp.stigmatus and ssp.caudatus were found sympatrically in Chiang Mai Province, N.Thailand. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

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

Tsukiyama, H.,1992 : Genus Choaspes Moore, a review (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) - with illustration of all taxa and new information up to 1991 -
Butterflies 2:26-38. (in Japanese)

Chiba, H.,2009 : A revision of the subfamily Coeliadinae (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae).
Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hist. Hum. Hist. Ser.A, 7:1-102.


Choaspes stigmatus stigmatus ♂
♂, Chiayaphum, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.31 - 2023.01.31.

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