Neptis sappho astola  Moore, 1872

Neptis sappho astola ♂ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♂ Un. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Neptis sappho astola ♂ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♂ Un. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis sappho astola ♂ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♂ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Up. Neptis sappho astola ♀ Up.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Neptis astola Moore, 1872
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1872(2):560.
TL : Simla, Masuri, N.W.Himalayas. (♂♀, NHML)
Distribution : Pakistan, India to Myanmar, Thailand,
Laos, Vietnam, S.Tibet, S.Yunnan, S.W.Guangxi.
Neptis sappho astola map

Synonyms

Neptis emodes Moore, 1872 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1872(2):561, pl.32, fig.2. TL. S.E.Himalayas. (♂, NHML)
Neptis sangangi Huang, 2001 : Neue Ent. Nachr. 51:83-84, figs.66,69, pl.5:36. TL. Tibet. (♂)


Type Materials Information

sangangi ;
Holotype ♂, Aug.2000. 20km north of Chayu, Tibet.
Paratypes : 8♂ 13♀, same data as holotype.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis sappho astola ; Eliot,1969 : 60. (Siam)
Neptis sappho astola ; Pinratana,1979 : 45, figs.N71,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Loei)
Neptis sappho astola ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 47, pl.26, figs.64,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Tak; Loei; "Chanthaburi")
Neptis sappho astola ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 69, fig.150,♂. (Umphang)
Neptis sappho astola ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 386, pl.167, figs.N67,♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Neptis hylas kamarupa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.168, figs.N68b♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). (in part)
Neptis soma shania ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 388, pl.168, figs.N70,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Neptis sappho astola ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 398, pl.172, figs.N242,♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Neptis hylas kamarupa ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.178, figs.N243a♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). (in part)
Neptis sappho astola ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 73, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Ankhaan; Doi Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon; Khun Lao; Phu Khiewo; Doi Musso)

[ LAOS ]
Neptis sappho astola ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 57, pl.56, figs.7,♂,8,♂(Un) ; pl.57, figs.1,♀,2,♀(Un). (Nam Moh)
Neptis sappho astola ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 206, pl.54, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Thakhek; Oudomxay)
Neptis sappho astola ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 42. (Thabok; Namdhua; Laksao)
Neptis sappho astola ; Onodera,2009b : 36. (Xieng Kouang: Muang Kham)
Neptis sappho astola ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ VIETNAM ]
Neptis astola ; Joannis,1901 : 320. (Tonkin: Cao Bang)
Neptis hylas astola ; Fruhstorfer,1912 : 602. (Tonkin)
Neptis astola ; Dubois & Vitalis,1919 : 229. (Tonkin)
Neptis hylas f.astola ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 39. (Tonkin)
Neptis hylas astola ; Metaye,1957 : 96. (N)
Neptis sappho astola ; Eliot,1969 : 60. (N / S)
Neptis sappho astola ; Luong et al.,2004 : 6, 62, figs.?[♀],?[♀](Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Neptis sappho ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 41. (Thua Thien Hue: A Luoi; Huong Thuy)
Neptis sappho astola ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 20, fig.N-43,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me; Dong Nai: Thac Mai; Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Neptis sappho astola ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 21, fig.N-43,♀. (Lam Dong: Gung Re)
Neptis sappho astola ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 36. (N / C: to Lam Dong)
Neptis sappho astola ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):61-62, pl.43, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un),1c♂,1d♂(Un). (N: Hoang Lien; Muong Nhe; Ba Be / C: Ben En; A Luoi; Huong Thuy; Ngoc Linh; Kon Plong; Kon Cha Rang; Chu Yang Sin)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 2♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 6♂ 6♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Champasak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sekong : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in secondary and montane forest at moderate elevations (Alt.700m - 2200m) and is frequently found on the forest edge and forest paths.
Pinratana & Eliot,1996 recorded it from Chanthaburi, S.E.Thailand, but this is slightly dubious and reconfirmation is needed.


Literature

Moore, F.,1872 : Descriptions of New Indian Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1872(2):555-583, pls.32-34.

Huang, H.,2001 : Report of H.Huang's 2000 expedition to SE.Tibet for Rhopalocera (insecta, Lepidoptera).
Neue Ent. Nachr. 51:65-151.

Lang, S.Y.,2009 : A Study on the systematics of Nymphalidae (excepting Satyrinae) from China (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea)
Beijing, P.R.China.

Lang, S.Y.,2012 : The Nymphalidae of China (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) Part 1
Libytheinae, Danainae, Calinaginae, Morphinae, Heliconiinae, Nymphalinae, Charaxinae, Apaturinae, Cyrestinae, Biblidinae, Limenitinae
456 pp, 32 col. + 41 black&white pls. Tshikolovets Publications, Pardubice.


Neptis sappho astola ♂ Neptis sappho astola ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand.
Neptis sappho astola ♂ Neptis sappho astola ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2006.02.20 - 2022.05.31.

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