Neptis soma shania  Evans, 1924

Neptis soma shania ♂ Up. Neptis soma shania ♂ Un. Neptis soma shania ♀ Up. Neptis soma shania ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis soma shania ♂ Up. Neptis soma shania ♂ Un. Neptis soma shania ♀ Up. Neptis soma shania ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Neptis soma shania ♂ Up. Neptis soma shania ♂ Un. Neptis soma shania ♂ Up. Neptis soma shania ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis soma shania ♂ Up. Neptis soma shania ♂ Up. Neptis soma shania ♂ Up. Neptis soma shania ♂ Up.
♂ (dsf), Phetchabun, Thailand. ♂, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Neptis yerburyi shania Evans, 1924
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30:78.
TL : N.Burma. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, Yunnan, Tibet.
Neptis soma shania Map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis yerburii shania ; Godfrey,1930 : 280. (W: Hot Spring)
Neptis soma shania ; Eliot,1969 : 72. (Siam)
Neptis yerburii pandoces ; Pinratana,1979 : 46, figs.N73,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum)
Neptis soma shania ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 48, pl.27, figs.67,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Loei)
Neptis yerburii pandoces ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 388, pl.168, figs.N69,♂,♂(Un). (Phu Khieo)
Neptis yerburii pandoces ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 400, pl.173, figs.N244,♂,♂(Un). (Phu Khieo)
Neptis soma shania ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 400, pl.173, figs.N245,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Neptis soma shania ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai)
Neptis soma shania ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 75, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pa Hom Pok; Doi Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Chiang Mai; Doi Inthanon; Phu Khiewo)

[ LAOS ]
Neptis soma shania ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 57, pl.57, figs.5,♂,6,♂(Un). (Vang Vieng; Phatong)
Neptis soma shania ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 206, pl.54, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Oudomxay; Lak Sao)
Neptis soma shania ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Neptis soma soma ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 129. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Neptis soma shania ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 20, fig.N-46,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Neptis soma shania ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 21, fig.N-46,♀. (Lam Dong: Gung Re)
Neptis soma shania ; Yokochi et al.,2015 : 40, figs.57,♂,57v♂(Un),58,♀,58v♀(Un). (Khanh Hoa: Hon Ba)
Neptis soma shania ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 37. (N / C / S: to Dong Nai)
Neptis soma shania ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):63-64, pl.44, figs.2a♂,2b♂(Un),2c♀,2d♀(Un). (N: Muong Nhe; Hoang Lien; Van Ban; Na Hang; Ba Be; Tam Dao / C: Pu Hoat; Pu Mat; Vu Quang; Kon Plong; Ngoc Linh; Kon Cha Rang; Bi Doup/Nui Ba; Hon Ba; Loc Bao)


Specimens Examined
[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 7♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 17♂ 9♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 8♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Uttaradit : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Loei : 2♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 5♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Oudomxai : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Notes

The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.400m - 1600m) and is frequently found on the forest edge and forest paths.


Literature

Evans, W.H.,1924 : The identification of Indian butterflies, Part.V.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(1):72-96, 4 pls.


Neptis soma shania ♂ Neptis soma shania ♀
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis soma shania ♂ Neptis soma shania ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis soma shania ♂ Neptis soma shania ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2006.02.20 - 2022.05.31.

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