Neptis miah thaithummakulorum  Saito & Inayoshi, 2014

Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ Up. Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ Un. Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♀ Up. Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♀ Un.
♂, 1991.03.11. Doi Phu Kha, Nan Thailand. Holotype ♀, 1993.03.20. Doi Phu Kha, Nan Thailand. Paratype
Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ Up. Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ Un. Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♀ Up. Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♀ Un.
♂, 1991.03.13. Doi Phu Kha, Nan Thailand. Paratype ♀, 1992.04.15. Doi Phu Kha, Nan Thailand. Paratype
Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ Up. Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ Un. Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ genitalia Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ genitalia
♂, 1988.06.29. Huai Tone, Nan Thailand. Paratype ♂ genitalia, Nan Thailand. Paratype

ON : Neptis miah thaithummakulorum Saito & Inayoshi, 2014
OD : Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 65:10-11, figs.61(HT,♂),62(PT,♀).
TL : Doi Phu Kha, Nan, Thailand. (♂, in coll. Y.Inayoshi)
Distribution : Thailand. (Confined to Pua dist., Nan)
● ssp.nolana
ssp.thaithummakulorum
ssp.disopa
ssp.batara
Neptis miah thaithummakulorum Map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 11.Mar.1991. Doi Phu Kha, Nan, Thailand. Y.Inayoshi leg. (in coll. Y.Inayoshi, examined. The holotype will be preserved in NHML)
Paratypes ; 19♂ 3♀, Doi Phu Kha, Nan. (THNHM ; in coll. Y.Inayoshi ; P.Sukkit ; K.Saito, examined) : 1♂, 29.Jun.1988. Huai Tone, Nan. P.Sukkit leg. (in coll. P.Sukkit, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 79, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Doi Phu Kha)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nan (Pua dist.) : 24♂ 4♀ (type series and incl.photo & photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (Alt.600m - 1700m) and is confined to Pua district, Nan, N.Thailand.
In Pua dist., Nan, hitherto only ssp.thaithummakulorum had been known for over 30 years, and ssp.nolana is found only in Chiang Klang dist., the opposite mountain range to Pua dist.
However, recently in 2020 - 2021, We found ssp.thaithummakulorum and ssp.nolana occurring together in Pua dist. Possibly, ssp.nolana might be expanding its distribution due to environmental changes, such as desiccation. Currently, both subspecies are distinct and there are no intermediate individuals. It will be very interesting to see how the relationship between these two subspecies will progress.


Literature

Saito, K. & Inayoshi, Y.,2014 : Some notes of Limenitidinae from Indochina.
Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 65:4-19.


Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂
♂, Nan, Thailand.
Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂
♂, Nan, Thailand.
Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂ Neptis miah thaithummakulorum ♂
♂, Nan, Thailand.

2014.06.28 - 2022.06.30.

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