Euthalia recta recta  (Nicéville, 1886)

Euthalia recta recta ♂ Up. Euthalia recta recta ♂ Un. Euthalia recta recta ♀ Up. Euthalia recta recta ♀ Un.
♂ (ds), Nan, Thailand. ♀, 1992.01.12. Nan, Thailand.
Euthalia recta recta ♂ Up. Euthalia recta recta ♂ Un. Euthalia recta recta ♀ Up. Euthalia recta recta ♀ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Euthalia recta recta ♂ Up. Euthalia recta recta ♂ Un. Euthalia recta recta ♀ Up. Euthalia recta recta ♀ Un.
♂ (ws), Nan, Thailand. ♂, 1989.10.12. Xaignabouri, Laos.
Euthalia recta recta ♂ genitalia Euthalia recta recta ♂ genitalia Euthalia recta recta ♂ genitalia Euthalia recta recta ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Xaignabouri, Laos.

ON : Symphaedra recta Nicéville, 1886
OD : Butts. India Burmah Ceylon. 2:188.
TL : Sylhet ; Upper Tenasserim. (♂♀, NZC)
Distribution : Assam, Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos.

● ssp.recta
ssp.jamadai
Euthalia recta recta map

Type Materials Information

Types ♂, 29.Apr.1880. 'Upper Tenasserim' [? loc.]. (NZC) ; ♀, Thaungian Forest. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 211, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Euthalia recta recta ; Saito & Inayoshi,2014 : 5, figs.7,♂,♂(Un),8,♀,♀(Un). (Nan)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 12♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 7♂ 1♀.
Pua dist., 1992.01.12. 1♀, LC (YI).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xaignabouri : 1989.10.12. 1♂, LC (YI).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

New to Laos. The butterfly is very localized, but not rare in its habitat. It is found in montane forest at moderate elevations (Alt.700m - 1300m). Hitherto, this species is found allopatric with Euthalia monilis.
Male and female type specimens of recta, illustrated in Sheela et al.,2019, are considered to be conspecific with this population, however the genitalia of type specimen needs to be confirmed. Further distributional research and taxonomic study are needed.

The difference between recta and monilis. (♂ genitalia)
Euthalia recta recta ♂ genitalia Euthalia monilis monilis ♂ genitalia Euthalia recta recta ♂ genitalia Euthalia monilis monilis ♂ genitalia
Euthalia recta Euthalia monilis Euthalia recta Euthalia monilis


Literature

Nicéville, L. de.,1886 : The butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon.
A descriptive handbook of all the known species of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera inhabiting that region, with notices of allied species occurring in the neighbouring countries along the border, with numerous illustrations. Volume II (Nymphalidae, Libytheidae, Nemeobiidae).
Calcutta Central Press : vii + 332 pp, frontispiece, pls.18-24.

Moore, F.,1890-1913 : Lepidoptera Indica.
London, L.Reeve and Co. 10 volumes in 123 parts.

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


2022.02.28.

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