Neptis ilira cindia  Eliot, 1969

Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Up. Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Un. Neptis ilira cindia ♀ Up. Neptis ilira cindia ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Up. Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Un. Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Up. Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Up. Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Un. Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Up. Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂, Vientiane, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Neptis ilira cindia Eliot, 1969
OD : Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) Suppl. 15:85, pl.1, fig.8, textfig.19.
TL : Kina Balu, N.Borneo. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : N.E.India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, W.Malaysia,
Borneo, Sumatra.
Neptis ilira cindia Map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, Dec.1898-Feb.1899. Kina Balu, N.Borneo. J.Waterstradt (NHML)
Allotype ♀, 05.Aug.1903. Kina Balu, N.Borneo. J.Waterstradt (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis ilira cindia ; Eliot,1969 : 83. (E & S.E.)
Neptis ilira cindia ; Pinratana,1979 : 48, figs.N80,♂,♂(Un). ('Kanchanaburi')
Neptis ilira cindia ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 50, pl.29, figs.73,♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Neptis ilira cindia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 390, pl.169, figs.N76,♂,♂(Un). ('Than To')
Neptis ilira cindia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 402, pl.174, figs.N251,♂,♂(Un). ('Than To')
Neptis ilira cindia ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Sa Kaeo) (accessed: 2022.06.10)
Neptis ilira cindia ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 79, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Kao Soi Dao)

[ LAOS ]
Neptis harita (ssp.sakala ?) ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 58, pl.59, figs.3,♂,4,♂(Un). (in part)
Neptis ilira cindia ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 206, pl.54, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Vang Vien)
Neptis ilira cindia ; Onodera,2009b : 43. (Bolikhamxai: Phon Si)
Neptis ilira cindia ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ VIETNAM ]
Neptis ilira cindia ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 20, figs.N-41,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dai Duc Me)
Neptis ilira cindia ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 37. (C)
Neptis ilira cindia ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):69-70, pl.43, figs.2a♂,2b♂(Un),2c♀. (C: Pu Mat; Bach Ma / S: Nam Cat Tien)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Phetchabun : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 2♂ (photo by Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 1♂ (photo by Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 4♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Vientiane : 2♂ (incl.photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare but rather localized in montane primary forest at moderate elevations (Alt.250m - 600m) and is often found on forest paths or forest edges.
Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from 'Than To, Yala', however, no one has ever seen a specimen from peninsular Thailand until now. And Pinratana,1979 recorded it from 'Kanchanaburi', but it is also dubious. I consider these are likely to be incorrect data. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

Eliot, J.N.,1969 : An Analysis of the Eurasian and Australian Neptini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) Supple.15. London.


Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Neptis ilira cindia ♀
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)
Neptis ilira cindia ♂ Neptis ilira cindia ♂
♂, Phetchabun, Thailand.

2006.02.20 - 2022.06.30.

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