Cepora iudith malaya  (Fruhstorfer, 1899)

Cepora iudith malaya ♂ Up. Cepora iudith malaya ♂ Un. Cepora iudith malaya ♀ Up. Cepora iudith malaya ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Cepora iudith malaya ♂ Up. Cepora iudith malaya ♂ Un. Cepora iudith malaya ♀ Up. Cepora iudith malaya ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand.
Cepora iudith malaya ♂ Up. Cepora iudith malaya ♂ Un. Cepora iudith malaya ♀ Up. Cepora iudith malaya ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Huphina lea malaya Fruhstorfer,1899
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 44:101-102.
TL : Singapore.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, {Singapore}.
● ssp.lea
ssp.malaya
Cepora iudith malaya Map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Huphina lea malaya ; Pendlebury,1923 : 26. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang)
Huphina lea malaya ; Godfrey,1930 : 224. (P: Bangnara; Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Huphina lea malaya ; Godfrey,1932a : 265. (P)
Cepora judith malaya ; Pinratana,1983 : 15, pl.12, figs.24b♂,♀. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Ranong; Phuket; Pattani; Yala)
Cepora iudith malaya ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 146, pl.45, figs.Pi26b♂,♂(Un),♀. (Krabi; Ranong; Phuket)
Cepora iudith malaya ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 163, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Than To WF.)
Cepora iudith malaya ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 146, pl.45, figs.Pi26b♂,♂(Un),♀. (Krabi; Ranong; Phuket)
Cepora iudith lea ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 193, figs.Abb.Pi-041-044. (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 5♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 8♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low elevations (Alt. 10 - 350m). Both sexes visit flowers, and males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
The differences between ssp.malaya and ssp.lea are not so notable, and considering the range of variation between the two subspecies, these are likely to be indistinguishable as D'Abrera,1982 pointed out. I tentatively separate the two subspecies here, but further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1899 : Pieriden-Studien.
Berl. ent. Z. 44:100-104.

D'Abrera, B.,1982 : Butterflies of the Oriental Region Part 1 Papilionidae, Pieridae & Danaidae
xxi + 244pp, Hill House, Australia.


Cepora iudith malaya ♂ Cepora iudith malaya ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Cepora iudith malaya ♂ Cepora iudith malaya ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

2009.09.20 - 2022.08.31.

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