Appias lyncida vasava  Fruhstorfer, 1910

Appias lyncida vasava ♂ Up. Appias lyncida vasava ♂ Un. Appias lyncida vasava ♀ Up. Appias lyncida vasava ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Appias lyncida vasava ♂ Up. Appias lyncida vasava ♂ Un. Appias lyncida vasava ♀ Up. Appias lyncida vasava ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Appias lyncida vasava ♂ Up. Appias lyncida vasava ♂ Un. Appias lyncida vasava ♂ Up. Appias lyncida vasava ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

Appias lyncida eleonora ♂ Up. Appias lyncida eleonora ♂ Un. Appias lyncida eleonora ♀ Up. Appias lyncida eleonora ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Ranong, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Ranong, Thailand.
Appias lyncida eleonora ♂ Up. Appias lyncida eleonora ♂ Un. Appias lyncida eleonora ♀ Up. Appias lyncida eleonora ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Appias lyncida vasava Fruhstorfer, 1910
OD : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:149.
TL : Malaysia ; Thailand.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Singapore.
● ssp.eleonora
transition zone of eleonora and vasava
ssp.vasava
Appias lyncida vasava map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Appias lyncida vasava ; Pendlebury,1923 : 26. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Tai Sai River)
Appias lyncida vasava ; Godfrey,1930 : 225. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Appias lyncida vasava ; Godfrey,1932a : 265. (P)
Appias lyncida vasava ; Pinratana,1983 : 16, pl.13, figs.26b♂,♀,♂(Un). (Krabi; Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Ranong; Surat Thani; Songkhla; Tang; Satun; Narathiwat)
Appias lyncida vasava ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 148, pl.46, figs.Pi28b♂,♂(Un),♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Krabi)
Appias lyncida vasava ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, fig.♂(Un),♀(Un). (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.09.22)
Appias lyncida vasava ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 155-156, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)
Appias lyncida vasava ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 148, pl.46, figs.Pi28b♂,♂(Un),♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Krabi)
Appias lyncida vasava ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Phetchaburi; Yala) (accessed: 2022.09.22)
Appias lyncida vasava ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 194, figs.Abb.Pi-046-049. (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 11♂ 8♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 2♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 9♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is very common in secondary and montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 10 - 1000m). Both sexes visit flowers, and males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
A dry-season form that is similar to ssp.eleonora frequently occurs in the Ranong area. The area between Ranong and Phetchaburi may be a transition zone of both ssp.eleonora and ssp.vasava. Further research is needed.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1910 : 2. Familie: Pieridae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
145-152. (11.Feb.1910)


Appias lyncida vasava ♂ Appias lyncida vasava ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Appias lyncida vasava ♂ Appias lyncida vasava ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂ with Eurema species, Yala, Thailand.

1996.10.31 - 2022.09.30.

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