Phaedyma columella singa  (Fruhstorfer, 1899)

Phaedyma columella singa ♂ Up. Phaedyma columella singa ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Andrapana columella singa Fruhstorfer, 1899
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 44(3/4):286.
TL : Singapore. (♂, MNHM)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala), W.Malaysia,
Singapore, Sumatra.
● ssp.martabana
Phaedyma columella singa Map

Records taken from Literature

Phaedyma columella singa ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 84, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Than To WF.)

Specimens Examined

Yala : 2♂ (incl. photo by S.Atdhabhan).
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The butterfly is uncommon in peninsular Thailand and is found in montane forests at moderate elevations (Alt. 550 - 800m).
The species is highly variable and more subject to seasonal and individual variation than to geographic variation. It is unclear whether this taxon can be clearly separated from ssp.martabana, as Eliot,1969 pointed out. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Fruhstorfer, H.,1899 : Neue Rhopaloceren aus dem malayischen Archipel
Berl. ent. Z. 44(3/4):285-288, pl.2.

Phaedyma columella singa ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

2020.10.31 - 2022.08.31.

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