Neptis anjana anjana  Moore, 1881

Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Up. Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Un. Neptis anjana decerna ♀ Up. Neptis anjana decerna ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Up. Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Un. Neptis anjana decerna ♀ Up. Neptis anjana decerna ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Up. Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Un. Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Up. Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Up. Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Un. Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Up. Neptis anjana decerna ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai (Omkoi dist.), Thailand. ♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

ON : Neptis anjana Moore, 1881
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1881(3):309.
TL : Moulmein. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, W.Malaysia,
Sumatra.
Neptis anjana decerna Map

Synonym

Neptis anjana hyria Fruhstorfer, 1912 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:620. TL. Perak.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis anjana hyria ; Godfrey,1932a : 269. (Surat Thani: Khao Poata)
Neptis anjana hyria ; Godfrey,1932b : 324. (Surat Thani: Khao Poata)
Neptis anjana hyria ; Pinratana,1979 : 50, not fig. (no data, list only)
Neptis anjana hyria ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 52, pl.31, figs.80,♂,♂(Un). (Surat Thani)
Neptis anjana anjana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 394, pl.171, figs.N82,♂,♂(Un). ("Ka Per" [Khao Poata], Surat Thani)
Neptis anjana decerna ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 406, pl.176, figs.N258,♂,♂(Un). ("Ka Per" [Khao Poata], Surat Thani)
Neptis anjana hyria ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 81, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Poh Ta)
Neptis anjana decerna ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.07.10)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai (Omkoi dist.) : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 9♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 5♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 5♂ (photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations (Alt.700m - 1300m) and is frequently found on hilltops. Males are territorial on trees.
I consider the taxon hyria is indistinguishable from the nominotypical subspecies.


Literature

Moore, F.,1881 : Descriptions of new Asiatic diurnal Lepidoptera
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1881(3):305-313.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1912 : 6. Familie: Nymphalidae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
617-632. (15.Oct.1912)

Tsukada, E.,1985 : Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands. IV Nymphalidae (1).
Plapac Co., Ltd. 558 pp. 158.col.pls.


Neptis anjana anjana ♂ Neptis anjana anjana ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Neptis anjana anjana ♂ Neptis anjana anjana ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Neptis anjana anjana ♂ Neptis anjana anjana ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

2006.02.20 - 2022.07.31.

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