Cynitia cocytus aoyamai  Saito & Inayoshi, 2014

Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Up. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Un. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Up. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Un.
♂, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand. Paratype ♀, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand. Paratype

Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Up. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Un. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♀ Up. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Samui), Thailand. (photo by L.Day) ♂, Surat Thani (Koh Samui), Thailand. (photo by L.Day)
Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Up. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Un. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♀ Up. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand. ♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand.
Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Up. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Un. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Up. Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Un.
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Samui), Thailand. (photo by L.Day) ♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand.

ON : Cynitia cocytus aoyamai Saito & Inayoshi, 2014
OD : Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 65:6, figs.17(HT,♂,♂Un),18(PT,♀,♀Un).
TL : Langkawi Is., Kedah, W.Malaysia. (♂, RIEB)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Koh Tarutao), W.Malaysia (Langkawi).
[ Surat Thani: Koh Samui ; Koh Phangan ]
ssp.cocytus
● ssp.ambrysus
ssp.aoyamai
Cynitia cocytus aoyamai map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 05.Aug.2010. Kampong Keda, Langkawi Is., Kedah, W.Malaysia. Y.Aoyama (RIEB, examined)
Paratypes 4♂ 6♀, Langkawi Is., W.Malaysia ; 3♂, Koh Tarutao, Satun, Thailand. (RIEB ; THNHM ; in coll. K.Saito, Y.Inayoshi examined.)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Cynitia cocytus cocytus ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui; Koh Phangan) (accessed: 2021.04.10)
Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 101, not fig. (Tarutao Is.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 3♂ (Paratypes).
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Surat Thani (Koh Samui ; Koh Phangan) : 11♂ 3♀ (incl.photo by L.Day and A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low elevation (Alt. 10 - 100m). Males are territorial on shrubs or undergrowth.
The populations of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan are close to this subspecies. I temporarily treat them as ssp.aoyamai although there are slight differences. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Saito, K. & Inayoshi, Y.,2014 : Some notes of Limenitidinae from Indochina.
Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 65:4-19.


Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂ Cynitia cocytus aoyamai ♂
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Samui), Thailand. (photo by L.Day) ♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2021.05.31 - 2021.06.30.

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