Pareronia paravatar  Bingham, 1907

Pareronia paravatar ♂ Up. Pareronia paravatar ♂ Un. Pareronia paravatar ♀ Up. Pareronia paravatar ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Pareronia paravatar ♂ Up. Pareronia paravatar ♂ Un. Pareronia paravatar ♀ Up. Pareronia paravatar ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Pareronia avatar paravatar Bingham, 1907
OD : Fauna Brit. Ind. Butts. 2:278.
TL : M. and S. Tenasserim. (♂♀, NZC)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
Pareronia paravatar map

Type Materials Information

Syntypes 1♂ 1♀, Apr. Donat range. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 290, figs.♂,♂(Un), 291, figs.♀,♀(Un).
♀, Neallotype (red), Lower Burma. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Pareronia avatar paravatar ; Godfrey,1916 : 116. (Pak Jong)
Pareronia avatar paravatar ; Godfrey,1930 : 231. (Pak Jong)
Pareronia avatar paravatar ; Pinratana,1983 : 23, pl.17, figs.39,♂,♀. ('Chiang Mai'; Chaiyaphum; Loei; Chanthaburi; Kanchanaburi)
Pareronia paravatar ; Nishimura,1996 : 272-275, figs.3,♂,4,♂(Un),17(map),20,25(♂genitalia). (Kanchanaburi: Sai Yok Noi; Chanthaburi: Khao Soi Dao; Pak Jong)
Pareronia paravatar ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 162, pl.53, figs.Pi42,♂,♀. ('Chiang Dao'; Phu Khieo; Khao Soi Dao)
Pareronia paravatar ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 152, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phu Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao)
Pareronia paravatar ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 162, pl.53, figs.Pi41,♂♀. ('Chiang Dao'; Phu Khieo; Khao Soi Dao)
Pareronia paravatar ; Okamoto et al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Pareronia paravatar ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chanthaburi) (accessed: 2022.10.15)

[ LAOS ]
Pareronia avatar f.paravatar ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1921 : 23. (Laos)
Pareronia avatar paravatar ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 50, not fig. (list only)
Pareronia paravatar ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 202, pl.39, figs.♂,♀. (Nhahin)
Pareronia paravatar ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 39-40. (Thakhek; Nhahin)
Pareronia paravatar ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 43.
Pareronia paravatar ; Onodera,2022 : pl.73, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un), text:19. (Khammouan)

[ VIETNAM ]
Pareronia paravatar ; Nishimura,1996 : 272-275, figs.6,♂(wsf),14,♀(wsf),16,♀(wsf,Un),17(map),20,25(♂genitalia). (Vinh Phu: Tam Dao; Cochin China: Tong; Ko Tich)
Pareronia paravatar ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 39. (Thua Thien Hue: Huong Thuy)
Pareronia paravatar ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006 : 14, fig.Pi-24,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me)
Pareronia paravatar ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 17. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Loei : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 3♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Khammouan : 1♂ (photo by K.Phongpiyamit).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 250 - 1000m). Both sexes visit flowers. The females mimic Parantica aglea (Danainae).
Pinratana,1983 and Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from Chiang Mai, however I have not seen any specimens. Therefore, these records are not to be adopted until a reliable specimen is confirmed. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

Bingham, C.T.,1907 : The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Butterflies 2.
London : viii + 480pp, 104 tf, pls.11-20.

Nishimura, M.,1996 : Notes on Pareronia avatar and P.paravatar (Lepidoptera, Pieridae), with a description of a new species from Sumatra.
Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 47(4):269-277.


Pareronia paravatar ♂ Pareronia paravatar ♂
♂, Khammouan, Laos. (photo by K.Phongpiyamit) ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

1996.10.31 - 2022.11.30.

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