Pedesta fusca fusca  (Elwes, [1893])

Pedesta fusca fusc ♂ Up. Pedesta fusca fusc ♂ Un. Pedesta fusca fusc ♂ Up. Pedesta fusca fusc ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Tak, Thailand.
Pedesta fusca fusc ♂ genitalia Pedesta fusca fusc ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Halpe fusca Elwes, [1893]
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1892(4):653, pl.43, fig.1,♂,♂(Un).
TL : Bernardmyo, Burma. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, S.E.Tibet.
Pedesta fusca fusc map

Records taken from Literature

Thoressa fusca fusca ; Inayoshi,1999-2023 : Butterflies in Indo-China, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Tak) (31.Jul.2017 last updated ; 31.Jul.2023 changed.)
Thoressa fusca fusca ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 776, pl.356, figs.H117,♂,♂(Un). (Umphang; Mae Hong Son)
Thoressa fusca fusca ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 55. (by literature)
Thoressa fusca fusca ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 826, pl.381, figs.H114,♂,♂(Un). (Umphang; Mae Hong Son)

[ LAOS ]
Thoressa fusca fusca ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 223, pl.137, fig.♂(Un). (Xam Neua)
Thoressa fusca fusca ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 58.

Thoressa fusca ; Devyatkin & Monastyrskii,2002 : 147. (Hoang Lien; Ngoc Linh)
Thoressa fusca ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 77. (N: Lao Cai / C: Kon Thum)

Specimens Examined

Chiang Mai : 9♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 6♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

The first record from Thailand is the above specimen on 12.Apr.1993 at Omkoi dist., Chiang Mai.
The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forests at moderate elevations (Alt. 900 - 1300m). Males occasionally come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.

Elwes, H.J.,[1893] : On butterflies collected by Mr. W.Doherty in the Naga and Karen Hills and Perak, Part.2.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1892(4):617-664, pls.43,44.

Huang, H.,2011 : Notes on the genus Thoressa Swinhoe, [1913] from China, with the description of a new species (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae)
Atalanta 42(1-4):193-200.

Huang, Z.F., Chiba, H., Jin, J., Kizhakke, A.G., Wang, M., Kunte, K. & Fan, X.L.,2019 :
A multilocus phylogenetic framework of the tribe Aeromachini (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae), with implications for taxonomy and biogeography
Syst. Entomol. 44:163–178.

Cao, C., H.S., Xu, Y., Wu, H., Chen, T., Wang, M., Da,W. & Fan, X.,2019 :
New records and their associated DNA barcodes of the butterfly family Hesperiidae in Tibet, China
Zootaxa 4674(4):426–438.

1999.09.04 - 2023.07.31.

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