Athyma ranga ranga  Moore, [1858]

Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Un. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Un. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Nan, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Un. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Un. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up. Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Up.
♂ (dsf), Nan, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Khammouan, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Athyma ranga Moore, [1858]
OD : in Horsfield & Moore,
Cat. Lep. Mus. East India Co. (1):175-176, pl.5, fig.6,♂.
TL : Darjeeling.
Distribution : Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand (excluding S.E.),
Laos.
● ssp.ranga
ssp.obsolescens
Athyma ranga ranga Map

Synonym

Athyma mahesa Moore, [1858] : in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. Lep. Mus. East India Co. (1):176, pl.5, fig.7,♂. TL. Darjeeling.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Pantoporia ranga obsolescens ; Fruhstorfer,1912 : 629. (Siam)
Pantoporia ranga obsolescens ; Godfrey,1916 : 129. (Prae: Me Song forest; Pak Jong)
Pantoporia ranga obsolescens ; Godfrey,1927 : 124. (N)
Pantoporia ranga obsolescens ; Godfrey,1930 : 285. (Prae: Me Song forest; Pak Jong)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Pinratana,1979 : 56, figs.N100,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Chonburi) (in part)
Athyma ranga ranga ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 61, pl.40, figs.110a♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Nakhon Ratchasima; Chonburi) (in part)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 255, fig.100,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Mu)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 28. (Mukdahan: Ban Na Lak)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 70, fig.162,♀. (Umphang: Tha Sai)
Athyma ranga ranga ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 410, pl.179, figs.N114a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khao Yai; Chiang Mai)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 420, pl.183, figs.N279,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khao Yai; Chiang Mai)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Okamoto et al.,2013 : 9. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Ratchaburi) (accessed: 2022.09.11) (in part)
Athyma ranga ranga ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 90, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Dio Pa Chang; Thung Saleng Luang; Phu Khiewo; Kao Yai; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Khiewo) (in part)

[ LAOS ]
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 59, pl.62, figs.7,♂,8,♂(Un). (Luang Prabang; Tha Lat; Tha Ngone)
Athyma ranga obsolescens ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 207, pl.58, figs.♂,♂dsf,♀. (Xaignabouri; Lak Sao; Phong Saly)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 12♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 2♂ (photo & photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 7♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kamphaeng Phet : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 3♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Prachuap Khiri Khan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Khammouan : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.400m - 1400m). Males are territorial on shrubs.
The species is highly variable with individual and seasonal variation, which seems to be more pronounced than geographic variation. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Horsfield, T. & Moore, F.,[1858] :
A catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Honourable East-India Company. Vol.1.
London. East India Co.


Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Athyma ranga ranga ♀
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Athyma ranga ranga ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma ranga ranga ♂ Athyma ranga ranga ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2014.08.09 - 2022.09.30.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.