Deramas alixae  Eliot, 1978

Deramas alixae ♀ Up. Deramas alixae ♀ Un. Deramas alixae ♀ Up. Deramas alixae ♀ Un.
♀, 2018.06.16. Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

ON : Deramas alixae Eliot, 1978
OD : in Corbet & Pendlebury, Butts. Malay Peninsula (3rd ed.):418.
TL : Selangor, West Malaysia. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat and Southward),
Deramas alixae map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 16.Jun.1965. Selangor, Rantau Panjang. Alix Fleming. (NHML) ; Eliot,1992 : pl.61, fig.2,♂ ; pl.63, fig.2,♂(Un).
Allotype ♀, 22.Jun.1958. Negri Sembilan, Pantai. J.A.Hislop. (NHML)

Records taken from Literature

Deramas livens evansi ; Kimura,1998b : 43-44,49-50, figs.'31,♂,32,♂(Un)',33,♂,34,♂(Un). (Than To) (in part)
Deramas livens evansi ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 33, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Than To WF.) (in part)
Deramas alixae ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Nakhon Si Thammarat) (accessed: 2023.04.22)

Specimens Examined

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 2♀ (photo by A.Giudici).
Nopphitam dist., 2018.06.16. 1♀, A.Giudici (YI)
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New to Thailand. The butterfly is uncommon in montane forests at low elevations (Alt. 150 - 350m).
The figured specimens, figs.33-34 in Kimura,1998b and a male in Kimura et al.,2014 shown as Deramas livens evansi from Yala are considered to be Deramas alixae based on ground color and markings on the underside. The male specimen in figs.31-32 in Kimura,1998b seems variation of Deramas alixae or possibly Deramas nelvis, however the identification of this specimen is very difficult and requires examination of genitalia. Further taxonomic study and distributional research are needed.


Eliot, J.N.,1978 : Descriptions of New Species and Subspecies from Malaya proper.
in Corbet & Pendlebury, Butts. Malay Peninsula (3rd ed.):418-419.

Eliot, J.N.,1992 : In Corbet & Pendlebury. The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula, edn. 4.
Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.

Kimura, Y.,1998 : Poritiinae in Thailand (II).
Butterflies 21:41-50. (3 col.pls.)

Deramas alixae ♀
♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2019.01.31 - 2023.05.31.

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