Caleta roxus pothus  (Fruhstorfer, 1918)

Caleta roxus pothus ♂ Up. Caleta roxus pothus ♂ Un. Caleta roxus pothus ♀ Up. Caleta roxus pothus ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Castalius roxus pothus Fruhstorfer, 1918
OD : Tijdschr. Ent. 61:34.
TL : Sumatra ; Malay Pen.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Sumatra.
● ssp.roxana
ssp.pothus
Caleta roxus pothus map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Caleta roxus pothus ; Pinratana,1981 : 38, 161, pl.6, figs.6,♂,7,♂(Un). (Trang; Yala; Narathiwat)
Caleta roxus pothus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 556, pl.252, figs.L67b♂,♂(Un),♂(Un). (Yala)
Caleta roxus pothus ; Les Day,2011 - : Butterflies of Koh Samui, fig. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2020.10.05)
Caleta roxus pothus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 574, pl.260, figs.L92b♂,♂,♂(Un). (Yala)
Caleta roxus pothus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 167, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 200 - 500m) and is often found around streams or forest edges. Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
This taxon is very similar to ssp.roxana and the ordinary form is hardly distinguishable by the wing markings, though it tends to be slightly smaller in size. I have never seen the winter season form in this taxon, however it might be included in ssp.roxana. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1918 : Revision der Gattung Castalius auf Grund der Morphologie der Generationsorgane.
Tijdschr. Ent. 61:17-44, pls.4,5.


Caleta roxus pothus ♂ Caleta roxus pothus ♂
♂ (var.), Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Caleta roxus pothus ♂ Caleta roxus pothus ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.06.24 - 2023.01.31.

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