Tajuria cippus cippus  (Fabricius, 1798)

Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Up. Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Un. Tajuria cippus cippus ♀ Up. Tajuria cippus cippus ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Up. Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Un. Tajuria cippus cippus ♀ Up. Tajuria cippus cippus ♀ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Vientiane, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)
Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Up. Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Un. Tajuria cippus cippus ♀ Up. Tajuria cippus cippus ♀ Un.
♂, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, An Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Up. Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Un. Tajuria cippus cippus ♀ Up. Tajuria cippus cippus ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Up. Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Un. Tajuria cippus cippus ♀ Up. Tajuria cippus cippus ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Hesperia cippus Fabricius, 1798
OD : Ent. syst. Suppl. :429.
TL : India orientali.
Distribution : India to Myanmar, Thailand,
Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China.
Tajuria cippus cippus map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Tajuria cippus maxentius ; Godfrey,1930 : 342. (Muak Lek; Bangkok)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Pinratana,1981 : 129, pl.32, figs.10,♂,11,♀ ; pl.34, fig.17,♂(Un). (Bangkok; Chonburi; Chanthaburi; Phuket; Saraburi; Yala)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 56, fig.33,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Hin Khan)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 684, pl.312, figs.L352,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Wang Chin; Kampuan)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Butterflies of Koh Samui, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2021.03.23)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 724, pl.332, figs.L375,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Wang Chin; Kampuan)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 106, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Mouk Leck; Bang Phra; Bangkok; Phuket Hill)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Sa Kaeo; Bangkok; Chachoengsao; Chanthaburi; Surat Thani; Yala) (accessed: 2022.08.23)
Tajuria cippus maxentius ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 37, figs.98,♂,♂(Un). (Yala)

[ LAOS ]
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 76, pl.107, figs.B3,♀,B4,♀(Un). (Vientiane; Luang Prabang)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 218, pl.125, figs.♂,♀. (Vientiane)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Tajuria cippus ; Metaye,1957 : 88. (no loc.)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Luong et al.,2004 : 11, 81, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Tajuria cippus ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 44. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; Huong Thuy; Phong Dien)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 65, fig.L-123,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 25, fig.L-123,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Madagui)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 78-79. (S: Nui Cam; Nui Ket)
Tajuria cippus cippus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 66. (C: Thua Thien Hue; Lam Dong)
Tajuria cippus malcolmi ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 66. (by literature)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 1♂ (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chonburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 4♀ (incl.photo by E.Ikari & S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Vientiane : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Ha Giang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yen Bai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vinh Phuc : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kon Tum : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

An Giang : 2♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.100m - 1000m) and is occasionally found at secondary forest or on garden trees in a town. Males are frequently found at hilltops and territorial on canopies.
The populations from P.Thailand seem to be a transition between the nominotypical subspecies and ssp.maxentius. The post-discal line is more prominent on the underside of both wings, however the orange markings on the UnH are not large as typical maxentius. Saito & Inayoshi,2018 reported it as ssp.maxentius, however, it should be considered ssp.cippus.


Literature

Fabricius, J.C.,1798 : Entomologia systematica emedata et aucta. secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.
Supplemente : [iv] + 572 pp. Copenhagen. C.G.Proft.


Tajuria cippus cippus ♂ Tajuria cippus cippus ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

1999.07.18 - 2022.08.31.

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