Choaspes stigmatus caudatus  Evans, 1932

Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ♂ Up. Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ♂ Un. Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ♀ Up. Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ♂ Up. Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ♂ Un. Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ♂ Up. Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Choaspes plateni caudatus Evans, 1932
OD : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.) : 320.
TL : Mergui. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, W.Malaysia,
Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Nias, Bangka.

● ssp.stigmatus
ssp.caudatus
Choaspes stigmatus caudatus map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Choaspes plateni caudatus ; Pinratana,1985 : 23, pl.8, figs.27,♂,♀,♂(Un). (Ranong; Surat Thani; Trang)
Choaspes plateni caudatus ; Tsukiyama,1992 ; 27-28. (Chiang Mai)
Choaspes plateni caudatus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 740, pl.338, figs.H29a♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). (Ranong)
Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ; Chiba,2009 : 39, pl.17, figs.3,♂,4,♀. (Chiang Mai; Fang; Muang Chone; Ranong)
Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 29, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone; Khlong Naka; Than To WF.)
Choaspes stigmatus caudatus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 786, pl.362, figs.H28b♂,♂(Un). (Ranong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 5♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 30 - 700m). They often fly out from bushes along the trail and rest on the underside of leaves.
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.


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