Potanthus flava alcon  (Evans,1932)

Potanthus flava alcon ♂ Up. Potanthus flava alcon ♂ Un. Potanthus flava alcon ♂ Up. Potanthus flava alcon ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Rai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Potanthus flava alcon ♂ genitalia Potanthus flava alcon ♂ genitalia Potanthus flava alcon ♂ genitalia Potanthus flava alcon ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Padraona flava alcon Evans,1932
OD : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.) : 403.
TL : Karens. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Naga Hills, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
Potanthus flava alcon map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
"Potanthus flavus alcon ; Pinratana,1985 : 101, pl.34, fig.228,♀. (no loc.)"
Potanthus flavus alcon ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 97, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Khun Lao Villege)
"Potanthus flavus alcon ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 892, pl.412, figs.H266,♂,♂(Un). (Wiang Pa Pao)"

[ VIETNAM ]
Potanthus flavus ssp. ; Kishi et al.,2021 : 52, figs.11,♂,11v♂(Un). (Lam Dong: Nong Trai, Da Lat)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Rai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 6♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (Alt. 1100m - 1800m).
The examination of male genitalia is necessary to identify species of this genus. Therefore, records based only on markings are unreliable and have not been adopted.
According to Kishi et al,2021, the individual from C.Vietnam seems to be slightly different. I tentatively treat it as this taxon, but taxonomic study 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.


Potanthus flava alcon ♂
♂, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

2018.05.31 - 2022.02.28.

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