Athyma nefte asita  Moore, 1858

Athyma nefte asita ♂ Up. Athyma nefte asita ♂ Un. Athyma nefte asita ♀ Up. Athyma nefte asita ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Athyma nefte asita ♂ Up. Athyma nefte asita ♂ Un. Athyma nefte asita ♀ Up. Athyma nefte asita ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Athyma nefte asita ♂ Up. Athyma nefte asita ♂ Un. Athyma nefte asita ♀ Up. Athyma nefte asita ♀ Un.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀ (dsf), Lam Dang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Athyma nefte asita ♂ Up. Athyma nefte asita ♂ Un. Athyma nefte asita ♂ Up. Athyma nefte asita ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Trat, Thailand.
Athyma nefte asita ♂ Up. Athyma nefte asita ♂ Un. Athyma nefte asita ♂ Up. Athyma nefte asita ♂ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

ON : Athyma asita Moore, 1858
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1858(26):13.
TL : 'Unknown, probably N.India' [ ? Burma ]
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, Yunnan.
● ssp.asita
ssp.subrata
Athyma nefte asita Map

Synonyms

Pantoporia nefte asita ♂.forma asitina Fruhstorfer, 1906 : Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien. 56(6/7):414. TL. Lower Birma.
Pantoporia nefte f.meillieri Dubois & Vitalis, 1924 : Faune. ent. Indochine fasc. 8:41. TL. Luang Prabang, Laos.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Pantoporia nefte asita ; Godfrey,1916 : 129. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Pantoporia nefte asita ; Godfrey,1927 : 124. (N)
Pantoporia nefte asita ; Godfrey,1930 : 286. (Prae: Me Song forest; Chiang Mai)
Athyma nefte asita ; Pinratana,1979 : 59, fig.N106a,♂,♀. (Chiang Mai; Chanthaburi; Kao Yai; Nakhon Nayok)
Athyma nefte asita ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 61, pl.39, figs.108a♂,♀. (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Nakhon Ratchasima; Nakhon Nayok; Chanthaburi)
Athyma nefte asita ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 51, fig.20,♂. (Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Pung)
Athyma nefte asita ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 408, pl.176, figs.N112a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Lampang)
Athyma nefte asita ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 418, pl.182, figs.N277a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Lampang)
Athyma nefte asita ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Phetchabun; Saraburi; Nakhon Nayok; Sa Kaeo; Chanthaburi) (accessed: 2020.09.24)
Athyma nefte asita ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 89, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un)<♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Phu Khiewo; Kao Yai; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao; Kao Saverb)

[ LAOS ]
Pantoporia nefte f.asita ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 41. (Laos)
Pantoporia nefte f.meilleri ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 41. (Luang Prabang: Pak-Vet)
Athyma nefte asita ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 58, pl.62, figs.3,♂,4,♂(Un),5,♀,6,♀(Un). (Vang Vieng; Nam Moh; Luang Prabang; Tha Ngone; Pakse)
Athyma nefte asita ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 207, pl.60, figs.♂dsf,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Phong Saly; Nhahin; Thabok; Lak Sao)
Athyma nefte asita ; Onodera,2009b : 36. (Xieng Kouang: Muang Kham)
Athyma nefte asita ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 45.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Athyma nefte ; Onodera,2007 : 28, fig.58,♀. (Siem Reap: Phnum Kuhlen)
Athyma nefte ; Onodera,2009 : 40. (Siem Reap: Phnum Kulen)
Athyma nefte ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 129. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Pantoporia nefte asita ; Fruhstorfer,1912 : 633. (Tonkin)
Pantoporia asita ; Dubois & Vitalis,1919 : 230. (Tonkin)
Pantoporia asitina ; Dubois & Vitalis,1919 : 230. (Tonkin)
Pantoporia nefte f.asita ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 41. (Tonkin)
Pantoporia nefte f.asitina ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 41. (Tonkin)
Pantoporia asita ; Lemee,1950 : 14. (Hagiang; Backan)
Pantoporia nefte asita f.hib.asita ; Metaye,1957 : 96. (N)
Pantoporia nefte asita f.aest.asitina ; Metaye,1957 : 96. (N)
Athyma nefte asita ; Ikeda et al.,2000 : 36, figs.5:17,♂,18,♂(Un), fig.9:41(♂,genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Athyma nefte ; Luong et al.,2004 : 7, 65, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Athyma nefte ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 41. (Thua Thien Hue: A Luoi; Phong Dien)
Athyma nefte asita ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006b : 26, figs.N-72,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me)
Athyma nefte asita ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 35. (N / C / S)
Athyma nefte asita ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):32-34, pl.37, figs.4a♂,4b♂(Un),4c♀. (N: Na Hang; Ba Be; Cuc Phuong / C: Ben En; Pu Hoat; Pu Mat; Vu Quang; Phong Nha-Ke Bang; Phong Dien; Dakrong; A Luoi; Bach Ma; Son Thanh; Chu Yang Sin; Cat Loc; Da Teh; Nui Chua / S: La Nga; Nghia Trung)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 2♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 4♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 1♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 5♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to high elevations (Alt.400m - 1600m). Males are territorial on shrubs.
Individuals similar to ssp.inara, shown above with a dry-season form male from Mae Hong Son, occur very occasionally in northern Thailand.


Literature

Moore, F.,1858 :
Monograph of the Asiatic Species of Neptis and Athyma, two genera of Diurnal Lepidoptera belonging to the Family Nymphalidae.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1858(26):3-20, Annulosa pls. 49-51.

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 nefte asita ♂ Athyma nefte asita ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Lampang, Thailand.
Athyma nefte asita ♂ Athyma nefte asita ♀
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chaiyaphum, Thailand.
Athyma nefte asita ♂ Athyma nefte asita ♂
♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2006.03.10 - 2022.10.31.

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