Sinthusa malika amata  Distant, 1886

Sinthusa malika amata ♂ Up. Sinthusa malika amata ♂ Un. Sinthusa malika amata ♀ Up. Sinthusa malika amata ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Sinthusa malika amata ♂ Up. Sinthusa malika amata ♂ Un. Sinthusa malika amata ♀ Up. Sinthusa malika amata ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Sinthusa amata  Distant, 1886
OD : Rhop. malayana : 461-462, pl.44, fig.20,♀.
TL : Penang, Malay Pen.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Tioman.
Sinthusa malika amata map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Sinthusa malika amata ; Pinratana,1981 : 146, pl.26, figs.8,♂,9,♂(Un). ('Nakhon Nayok'; Nakhon Sri Thammarat; 'Saraburi')
Sinthusa malika amata ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 706, pl.323, figs.L401,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). ('Nakhon Nayok'; Nakhon Si Thammarat)
Sinthusa malika amata ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 752, pl.345, figs.L424,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). ('Nakhon Nayok'; Nakhon Si Thammarat)
Sinthusa malika amata ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 134, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone)
Sinthusa malika amata ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.10.15)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Yala : 4♂ 8♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.400m - 900m) and is frequently found at forest edges. Males are territorial on undergrowth or shrubs.
Pinratana,1981 and Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from 'Nakhon Nayok' and 'Saraburi', however these are doubtful. These records are not to be adopted until a new reliable specimen is obtained. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

Distant, W.L.,1882-1886 : Rhopalocera Malayana : a Description of the Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula.
London, Author, Penang, Logan : xvi+482+[4]pp, 46 pls.


Sinthusa malika amata ♂ Sinthusa malika amata ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Sinthusa malika amata ♂ Sinthusa malika amata ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Sinthusa malika amata ♂ Sinthusa malika amata ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♁, Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2022.11.30.

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