Neptis ananta learmondi  Tytler, 1940

Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Un. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Un. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Un. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Un. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Up. Neptis ananta learmondi ♀ Un.
♂, Phong Saly, Laos. ♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Neptis ananta learmondi Tytler, 1940
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Sco. 42:118. partim ♂ nec ♀.
TL : Loi Mwe, South Shan States. (NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
Neptis ananta learmondi Map

Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, Loi Mwe, South Shan States. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Eliot,1969 : 100. (N.Siam)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Pinratana,1979 : 50, figs.N87,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; 'Chaiyaphum')
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 52, pl.31, figs.81,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; 'Chaiyaphum')
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 394, pl.171, figs.N83,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Neptis namba ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 394, pl.171, figs.N84, ♂,♂(Un). ("Phu Khieo")
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 406, pl.176, figs.N259,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Neptis namba ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 406, pl.176, figs.N260,♂,♂(Un). ('Phu Khieo')
Neptis ananta learmondi ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2022.07.10)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 81, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Ankhaan; Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon)

[ LAOS ]
Neptis ananta f.ananta ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 40. (Muong-Om)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 58, pl.58, figs.5♂,6♂(Un). (Phatong)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 206, pl.56, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Phong Saly; Lak Sao; Xam Neua)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ VIETNAM ]
Neptis ananta ; Lemee,1950 : 14. (Hagiang)
Neptis ananta ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 41. (Thua Thien Hue: Bach Ma)
Neptis namba namba ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 22, figs.N-54,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Neptis ananta ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 37. (N / C)
Neptis ananta learmondi ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):77, pl.49, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un),1c♀,1d,♀(Un). (N: Hoang Lien; Tam Dao; Van Ban / C: Vu Quang; Bach Ma; Ngoc Linh; Kon Ka Kinh; Bi Doup-Nui Ba; Bao Lam)


Specimens Examined

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

Chiang Rai : 4♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 3♀ (incl.photo & photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 4♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kamphaeng Phet : 2♂ (photo by A.Giudici and R.Charoenpon).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂ (photo & photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : 2♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phong Saly : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bolikhamxai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Houaphan : 1♂ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 1♀ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (Alt.1100m - 1600m).
I suspect that the records from Chaiyaphum, C.Thailand could be misidentifications of Neptis namba. Further distributional research is needed with reliable specimens.

The difference between ananta and namba.
Neptis ananta ♂ Un. Neptis namba ♂ Un.
ananta ♂(Un) namba ♂(Un)
Neptis ananta ♂ Un. Neptis namba ♂ Un.
ananta ♂(Un) namba ♂(Un)

♂ underside / Species ananta namba
Cilia obscure clearly chequered with white
FW, base of space 1b covered with brownish scales without these scales


Literature

Tytler, H.,1940 : Notes on Some New and Interesting Butterflies chiefly from Burma. Part.2.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 42:109-123.


Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Neptis ananta learmondi ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Neptis ananta learmondi ♂
♂, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Neptis ananta learmondi ♂ Neptis ananta learmondi ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2006.02.20 - 2022.07.31.

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