Hypolimnas anomala anomala  (Wallace, 1869)

ON : Diadema anomala Wallace, 1869
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 17(4):285.
TL : Malacca ; Java.
Distribution : Nicobar, P.Thailand. Langkawi, W.Malaysia,
Tioman, Aur, Singapore, Sumatra, Simeulue, Banjak, Engano,
Java, Bali, Lombok, Borneo, Palawan, Philippines.
Hypolimnas anomala anomala map


Diadema interstincta Butler, 1873 : Cistula Entomologica. 1(7):157-158. TL. 'Assam' [Borneo].
Hypolimnas discandra Weymer, 1885 : Stett. ent. Ztg. 46:264-265, pl.1, fig.6. TL. Nias.
Hypolimnas antilope anomala fa. circumscripta Fruhstorfer, [1913] : in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9:543. TL. Java.
Hypolimnas antilope anomala f. nivas Fruhstorfer, [1913] : in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9:543.
Hypolimnas antilope euvaristos Fruhstorfer, [1913] : in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9:543. TL. Philippines.
Hypolimnas antilope truentus Fruhstorfer, [1913] : in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9:543. TL. N.Philippines.

Records taken from Literature

Hypolimnas anomala anomala ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 376, pl.162, fig.N45,♂(Malaysia). (Than To)
Hypolimnas anomala anomala ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 506, pl.226, fig.N393,♂(Malaysia). (Than To; Nakhon Si Thammarat)
Hypolimnas anomala anomala ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2022- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Surat Thani) (accessed: 2022.08.05)

Specimens Examined

Surat Thani : Ban Na San dist., 2022.08.04. 1♂ (photo by T.Sukoson).
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The butterfly is rare in Thailand.
Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from 'Yala and Nakhon Si Thammarat', but the illustrated specimen was from W.Malaysia and no reliable specimens from Thailand were known. The following photo in nature is the first reliable record. It was taken in Surat Thani province on 04.Aug.2022 by Ms. Thitima Sukoson.


Wallace, A.R.,1869 : Notes on Eastern Butterflies ; (continued).
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 17(4):277-310.

Butler, A.G.,1873 : Descriptions of new Species of Lepidoptera.
Cistula Entomologica. 1(7):151-177.

Weymer, G.,1886 : Exotische Lepidopteren. (III). Beitrag zur Lepidopteren - Fauna von Nias.
Stett. ent. Ztg. 46:257-285, pls.1,2.

Fruhstorfer, H.,[1913] : 6. Familie: Nymphalidae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
537-544. (7.Oct.1913)

Hypolimnas anomala anomala ♂ Hypolimnas anomala anomala ♂
♂, 2022.08.04. Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by T.Sukoson)


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