Archigenes neophron chelina  (Fruhstorfer, 1904)

Archigenes neophron chelina ♂ Up. Archigenes neophron chelina ♂ Un. Archigenes neophron chelina ♂ Up. Archigenes neophron chelina ♂ Un.
♂, 2014.07.24. Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

ON : Sospita chela chelina Fruhstorfer, 1904
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 48(4):283.
TL : Perak.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala), W.Malaysia.
● ssp.gratius
Archigenes neophron chelina map

Records taken from Literature

Archigenes neophron chelina ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 33, figs.48,♂,♂(Un). (Yala)
Abisara neophron chelina ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (in part) (accessed: 2023.05.05)

Specimens Examined

Yala : Betong dist. 3♂ (incl. photo by A.Giudici).
2014.07.24. 1♂, P.Sukkit (YI) ; 2015.06.24. 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
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The specimen shown above is the first record from Thailand.
The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forests at moderate elevations (Alt. 500 - 800m).


Fruhstorfer, H.,1904 : Verzeichniss der in Tonkin, Annam und Siam gesammelten Nemeobiinae und Libythaeinae und Besprechung verwandter Formen.
Berl. ent. Z. 48(4):274-296.

Espeland, M., Hall, J.P.W., DeVries, P.J., Lees, D.C., Cornwall, M., Hsu, Y.F., Wu, L.W., Campbell, D.L., Talavera, G., Vila, R., Salzman, S., Ruehr, S., Lohman, D.J. & Pierce, N.E.,2015 :
Ancient Neotropical origin and recent recolonisation: Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of the Riodinidae (Lepidoptera:Papilionoidea)
Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 93(2015):296-306.

Archigenes neophron chelina ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

K.Saito & Y.Inayoshi, 2018.07.31 - 2023.05.31.

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