Tapena thwaitesi bornea  Evans,1941

Tapena thwaitesi bornea ♂ Up. Tapena thwaitesi bornea ♂ Un. Tapena thwaitesi bornea ♂ Up. Tapena thwaitesi bornea ♂ Un.
♂, 1987.03.14. Satun, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

ON : Tapena thwaitesi bornea Evans,1941
OD : Entomologist 74:245.
TL : Perak, Malaya. (NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Satun ; Yala), S.Vietnam,
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Palawan.

● ssp.minuscula
ssp.bornea
Tapena thwaitesi bornea map

Type Material Information

Type ♂, Jan.-Feb.1890. Perak. W.Doherty. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Tapena thwaitesi bornea ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 754, pl.346, fig.H58b,♂,♂(Un). (Satun: Koh Tarutao)
Tapena thwaitesi bornea ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 37.
Tapena thwaitesi bornea ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 804, pl.370, fig.H56b,♂,♂(Un). (Koh Tarutao)
Tapena thwaitesi bornea ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2021- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2021.11.02)

[ VIETNAM ]
Tapena thwaitesi bornea ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1965b ; 97-98, figs.61♂,62♂(Un). (Trang Bom)
Tapena thwaitesi bornea ; Maruyama,1991 : 13. (S.Vietnam)
Tapena thwaitesi bornea ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 72. (S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 1♂, 1987.03.14. Y.Inayoshi (YI)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is rare in lowland montane forest (Alt.10m - 450m) and hitherto it has known only two specimens from Thailand. The specimen photo of Satun shown above is the first finding in Thailand.
Inoué & Kawazoé,1965b recorded this taxon from S.Vietnam, and the illustrated genitalia is consistent with this. The relationship with continental ssp.minuscula needs further study.
Literature

Evans, W.H.,1941 : Changes in Nomemclature affecting Malayan Hesperiidae. (Lepidoptera)
Entomologist 74(11):244-246.


Tapena thwaitesi bornea ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

1999.07.31 - 2021.11.30.

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