Athyma cama cama  Moore, [1858]

Athyma cama cama ♂ Up. Athyma cama cama ♂ Un. Athyma cama cama ♀ Up. Athyma cama cama ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma cama cama ♂ Up. Athyma cama cama ♂ Un. Athyma cama cama ♀ Up. Athyma cama cama ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Nan, Thailand.
Athyma cama cama ♂ Up. Athyma cama cama ♂ Un. Athyma cama cama ♀ Up. Athyma cama cama ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Nan, Thailand.
Athyma cama cama ♂ Up. Athyma cama cama ♂ Un. Athyma cama cama ♀ Up. Athyma cama cama ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Tak, Thailand.
Athyma cama cama ♂ Up. Athyma cama cama ♂ Un. Athyma cama cama ♂ Up. Athyma cama cama ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Athyma cama Moore, [1858]
OD : in Horsfield & Moore,
Cat. Lep. Ins. Mus. East India Co. (1):174, pl.5, fig.5,♂,♀.
TL : Darjeeling.
Distribution : India to Myanmar, N.& W.Thailand.
● ssp.cama
ssp.camasa
ssp.thailandica
Athyma cama cama Map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Pantoporia cama camasa ; Godfrey,1927 : 124. (N)
Pantoporia cama cama ; Godfrey,1930 : 286. (W: Klong Klung; Huey Tak Sao; Chiang Mai)
Athyma cama cama ; Pinratana,1979 : 58, figs.N105,♂,♀. (Chiang Mai)
Athyma cama cama ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 60, pl.39, figs.107,♂,♀,♂(aberration). (Chiang Mai)
Athyma cama cama ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 406, pl.177, figs.N111,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chian Mai)
Athyma cama cama ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 416, pl.181, figs.N276,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chian Mai)
Athyma cama cama ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2020.09.24)
Athyma cama cama ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 88, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 5♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Rai : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 20♂ 8♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 4♂ 2♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 14♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (Alt.500m - 1600m). Males are territorial on shrubs.
This taxon is highly variable with individual and seasonal variation, which seems to be more pronounced than geographic variation. The differences between ssp.cama and ssp.camasa are not so notable, and considering the range of variation between the two subspecies, these are likely to be indistinguishable. I tentatively separate the two subspecies here, but 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 cama cama ♂ Athyma cama cama ♀
♂ (dsf), Lampang, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Lampang, Thailand.
Athyma cama cama ♂ Athyma cama cama ♂
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma cama cama ♂ Athyma cama cama ♂
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (dsf, territorial behavior), Chiang Rai, Thailand.

2006.03.10 - 2022.10.31.

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