Euthalia kanda elicius  Nicéville, 1890

Euthalia kanda elicius ♂ Up. Euthalia kanda elicius ♂ Un. Euthalia kanda elicius ♀ Up. Euthalia kanda elicius ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Trang, Thailand.
Euthalia kanda elicius ♂ Up. Euthalia kanda elicius ♂ Un. Euthalia kanda elicius ♀ Up. Euthalia kanda elicius ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Euthalia elicius Nicéville, 1890
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 5(3):205, pl.D, fig.8,♂.
TL : Myitta, Burma. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (excluding Yala).

● ssp.elicius
ssp.marana
Euthalia kanda elicius map

Type Material Information

Type ♂, Dawnas Range, Tenasserim (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 208, figs.♂,♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Euthalia kanda marana ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 77, pl.53, fig.142a♀. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Trang) (in part)
Euthalia kanda elicius ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 125. (list only)
Euthalia kanda marana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 450, nof fig. (Trang) (in part)
Euthalia kanda marana ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 106, figs.♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Luang; Ka Chong) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not uncommon in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.30m - 450m).
I consider the populations from Ranong to Satun, P.Thailand are this taxon as Tsukada,1991 mentioned. The characteristics are as follows in comparison to ssp.marana; Male is not remarkable difference but slightly brighter ground color, Female markings on the upperside of both wings are much darker, especially on the UpH. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

Nicéville, L. de.,1890 : On new and little-known Butterflies from the Indian Region, with Descriptions of three new Genera of Hesperidae
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 5(3):199-225, pl.D-E.

Tsukada, E.,1991 : Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands V, Nymphalidae (II).
Azumino Butterflie's Research Institute. 576pp.(238 col. pls.) (in Japanese)


Euthalia kanda elicius ♂ Euthalia kanda elicius ♂
♂, Satun, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2007.02.10 - 2021.10.31.

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