Lexias pardalis dirteana  (Corbet, 1941)

Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Up. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Un. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♀ Up. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♀ Un.
♂, Narathiwat, Thailand. ♀, Narathiwat, Thailand.
Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Up. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Un. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♀ Up. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Up. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Un. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♀ Up. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Up. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Un. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Up. Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Euthalia dirtea dirteana Corbet, 1941
OD : Entomologist 74(6):135.
TL : Malay Pen. (♂♀)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Singapore.

● ssp.jadeitina
ssp.eleanor
ssp.dirteana
Lexias pardalis dirteana map

Synonym

Lexias pardalis erici Tsukada, 1991 : Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands 5:388, 548, pl.88, figs.8(PT,♀Un),9(HT,♂),10(PT,♂Un), 11(PT,♀). TL. Singapore.


Type Materials Information

erici :
Holotype ♂, 11.Mar.1983. Singapore. (in coll. E.Tsukada)
Paratypes : 6♂ 7♀, Singapore.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Euthalia pardalis dirteana ; Pinratana,1979 : 85, figs.N148b♂,♀. (Ranong; Trang)
Euthalia pardalis dirteana ; Pinratana & Eliot,1996 : 84, pl.59, figs.159b♂,♀. (Ranong; Trang; Pattani; Yala)
Lexias pardalis dirteana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 458, pl.204, figs.N168b♀,♀(Un). (Yala)
Lexias pardalis dirteana ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui; Koh Phangan) (accessed: 2022.03.24)
Lexias pardalis dirteana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 470, pl.209, figs.N334b♀,♀(Un). (Yala; Nakhon Si Thammarat)
Lexias pardalis dirteana ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 115, figs.♂,♂(Un)♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Naka; Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Sai Kao WF; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 6♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Narathiwat : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.10m - 550m) and frequently comes to rotten fruits that have fallen to the ground.
This species generally has a prominent yellow or orange antenna tip. However, individuals with dark orange-black antenna tips are occasionally seen, and these individuals are very difficult to distinguish from dirtea. Further taxonomic study is needed.
Literature

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : Further revisional Notes on Malayan Rhopalocera.
Entomologist 74(6):133-135.

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

Eliot, J.N. & Kirton, L.G.,2000 : Revisional notes and nomenclatural changes of some Peninsular Malaysian butterflies
Malay. nat. J. 54(2):131-145.

Abe, A. and Kumagai, Y.,2010 : A study of chromosomes in four species of Lexias (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae)
Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 61(!):79-86. (in Japanese)


Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Lexias pardalis dirteana ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Lexias pardalis dirteana ♂ Lexias pardalis dirteana ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

2007.03.03 - 2022.04.30.

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