Euthalia nara shania  Evans, 1924

Euthalia nara shania ♂ Up. Euthalia nara shania ♂ Un. Euthalia nara shania ♀ Up. Euthalia nara shania ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Euthalia nara shania ♂ Up. Euthalia nara shania ♂ Un. Euthalia nara shania ♀ Up. Euthalia nara shania ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Euthalia nara shania ♂ Up. Euthalia nara shania ♂ Un. Euthalia nara shania ♂ Up. Euthalia nara shania ♂ Un.
♂, Houaphan, Laos. ♂, Houaphan, Laos.

ON : Euthalia nara shania Evans, 1924
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 29(4):905.
TL : Shan States. (♂♀, NHML)
Distribution : Naga Hills, Manipur, Myanmar,
N.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, S.China.

● ssp.shania
ssp.kalawrica
Euthalia nara shania map

Synonym

Euthalia nara nagaensis Tytler, 1940 : J. Bombay nat Hist. Soc. 42(1):114. TL. Naga Hills ; Manipur. (♂♀, NHML ; OXUM)


Type Materials Information

shania : Syntypes 2♂ 1♀, Loimwe, Shan States. (NHML) ; Yokochi,2010 : 30, figs.88a♂, 88b♂(Un).
nagaensis : Syntypes 2♂ 3♀, Jakama, Naga Hills. (NHML ; OXUM) ; Yokochi,2010 : 28, figs.71a♂, 71b♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Euthalia nara shania ; Pinratana,1979 : 81, figs.N142,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Euthalia nara shania ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 80, pl.55, figs.151,♂,♀. (Chiang Mai)
Bassarona nara shania ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 448, pl.198, figs.N158,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pui)
Euthalia nara shania ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 458, pl.202, figs.N324a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep-Pui)
Euthalia nara shania ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2021.11.23)
Euthalia nara ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 110, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon)

[ LAOS ]
Euthalia nara shania ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 207, pl.66, figs.♂,♀. (Oudomsay; Xiang Khouang)
Euthalia nara ; Masui & Uehara,2004 : 24, figs.2a♂,2b♀. (Xam Neua; Oudomxay; Boun Neua; Phong Saly)
Bassarona nara shania ; Onodera,2009b : 38, figs.27,♀,♀(Un). (Houaphan: Phu Phan)
Euthalia nara ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 46.

[ VIETNAM ]
Euthalia nara nara ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 40. (N / C)
Euthalia nara ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(2):125, pl.67, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un),1c♀,1d♀(Un). (N: Hoang Lien; Yen Bai; Tam Dao / C: Pu Huong; Ngoc Linh; Kon Tum)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai (excluding Omkoi dist.) : 12♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Houaphan : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bolikhamxai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (Alt. 1200m - 1800m). In N.Thailand it was common in 1980's, but it is uncommon now.
Yokochi,2011 synonymized all taxa of nara to nominotypical subspecies. However, It is possible there are at least two strains mixed in nara. These are nara strain: nara - (anyte ?) - kalawrica and shania strain: shania and nagaensis. I suspect these two are different species. I tentatively treat them as subspecies of nara and follow the conventional classification, but the classification of nara needs to be reviewed in the future, including DNA analysis.


Literature

Evans, W.H.,1924 : The identification of Indian butterflies, Part.IV.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 29(4):890-907, 5 pls.

Tytler, H.,1940 : Notes on Some New and Interesting Butterflies chiefly from Burma. Part.2.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 42(1):109-123.

Yokochi, T.,2010 : Revision of the Subgenus Limbusa Moore,[1897] (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Adoliadini)
Part 1. Systematic arranement and taxonomic list.
Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hist. Hum. Hist. ser.A, 8:19-67.

Yokochi, T.,2011 : Revision of the Subgenus Limbusa Moore,[1897] (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Adoliadini)
Part 2. Group division and descriptions of species (1).
Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hist. Hum. Hist. ser.A, 9:9-106.


Euthalia nara shania ♂ Euthalia nara shania ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Euthalia nara shania ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2007.02.20 - 2021.11.30.

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