Athyma zeroca meinippus  (Fruhstorfer, 1912)

Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂ Up. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂ Un. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀ Up. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀ Un.
♂, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂ Up. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂ Un. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀ Up. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Xiang Khouang, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)

Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂ Up. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂ Un. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀ Up. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by K.Yano) ♀, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.
Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂ Up. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂ Un. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀ Up. Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul) ♀, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)

ON : Pantoporia zeroca meinippus Fruhstorfer, 1912
OD : in Seitz, Grossschmett Erde 9 : 632.
TL : Chiem Hoa, Tonkin.
Distribution : C.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, S.E.Yunnan.
[? Cambodia]
● ssp.galaesus
ssp.meinippus
Athyma zeroca meinippus map

Synonym

Pantoporia nefte asita ♀.forma.tenuifasciata Fruhstorfer, 1906 : Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien. 56(6/7):414. TL. Chiem-Hoa, Tonkin.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Athyma zeroca galaesus ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 60. (Nakhon Nayok) (in part)
Athyma zeroca galaesus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 416. (Khao Yai) (in part)
Athyma zeroca meinippus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Saraburi; Nakhon Nayok) (accessed: 2022.10.03)

[ LAOS ]
'Pantoporia zeroca f.galaesus ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 41. (Ban-Vang-Nam)'
'Athyma zeroca galaesus ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 59, not fig. (list only)'
Athyma zeroca galaesus ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 207, pl.59, figs.♂(dsf),♂,♂(Un),♀. (Lak Sao; Nong Het; Phong Saly; Xiang Khouang)
Athyma zeroca galaesus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ CANBODIA]
'Pantoporia galaesus ; Dubois & Vitalis,1919 : 230. (Cambodge)'
'Athyma zeroca ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 129. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)'

[ VIETNAM ]
Pantoporia zeroca meinippus ; Fruhstorfer,1912 : 632. (Tonkin: Chiem Hoa)
Pantoporia zeroca ; Dubois & Vitalis,1919 : 230. (Tonkin)
Pantoporia tenuifasciata ; Dubois & Vitalis,1919 : 230. (Tonkin)
Pantoporia zeroca f.galaesus ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 41. (Tonkin)
Pantoporia zeroca f.♀tenuifasciata ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 41. (Tonkin: Chiem-Hoa)
Pantoporia zeroca galaesus ; Metaye,1957 : 96. (N)
Pantoporia zeroca galaesus f.♀.tenuifasciata ; Metaye,1957 : 96. (N)
Athyma zeroca meinippus ; Ikeda et al.,2000 : 36, figs.5:13,♂,14,♂(Un), fig.9:31(♂,genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Athyma zeroca ; Luong et al.,2004 : 7, 64, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Athyma zeroca ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 41. (Thua Thien Hue: Bach Ma)
Athyma zeroca meinippus ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 26, fig.N-70,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Athyma zeroca meinippus ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 21, fig.N-70,♀. (Lam Dong: Gung Re)
Athyma zeroca galaesus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 35. (C / S)
Athyma zeroca meinippus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 35. (N)
Athyma zeroca meinippus ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):29-30, pl.37, figs.2a♂,2b♂(Un),2c♀,2d♀(Un). (N: Van Ban; Ba Be; Tam Dao; Cuc Phuong / C: Pu Hoat; Pu Mat; Huong Son; Bach Ma; Chu Yang Sin; Da Teh)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Nayok : 8♂ 5♀ (incl.photo by S.Sophonviwatkul, M.Hayashi and T.Aoyama).
2010.07.09. 1♀ S.Sophonviwatkul (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xiang Khouang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Ha Giang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at moderate elevations (Alt.600m - 800m).
All populations in Thailand were considered to be the same taxon. However the population in Nakhon Nayok is different and was confirmed by a female photo in nature by Mr. Supat Sophonviwatkul on 9.Jul.2010. It seems to be ssp.meinippus from Vietnam and Laos. Hitherto, the females from this area were known to have a bright orange band on the UpF. However, a white banded form was recently discovered, indicating that this population is dimorphic. I provisionally treat this population as ssp.meinippus. The record from Cambodia is considered to be this taxon based on its distribution, but should be pending until the female is confirmed. As noted in the section on ssp.galaesus, further taxonomic studies are needed, such as the relationship with ssp.galaesus.


Literature

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

Fruhstorfer, H.,1906 : Historisches und Morphologisches uber das Genus Athyma und dessen Verwandte.
Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 56(6/7):384-434, 8 figs.


Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂ Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀
♂ (dsf), Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama) ♀, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)
Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂ Athyma zeroca meinippus ♂
♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama) ♂ (dsf), Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)
Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀ Athyma zeroca meinippus ♀
♀, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi) ♀, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)

2006.03.10 - 2022.12.26.

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