Archigenes savitri albisticta  (K. & T. Saito, 2005)

Abisara savitri albisticta ♂ Up. Abisara savitri albisticta ♂ Un. Abisara savitri albisticta ♀ Up. Abisara savitri albisticta ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Abisara savitri albisticta ♂ Up. Abisara savitri albisticta ♂ Un. Abisara savitri albisticta ♀ Up. Abisara savitri albisticta ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Abisara savitri albisticta ♀ Up. Abisara savitri albisticta ♀ Un.
♀, Surat Thani, Thailand.

ON : Abisara savitri albisticta K. & T. Saito, 2005
OD : Butterflies 41:30, figs.31(HT,♂),32(HT,♂Un),33(PT,♀),34(PT,♀Un).
TL : Langkawi Is., W.Malaysia.
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (except Yala), Langkawi, Penang.
● ssp.albisticta
Archigenes savitri albisticta map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 01.Feb.1997. Langkawi Is., W.Malaysia. T.Saito.
Paratypes : 1♀, 21.Jan.2003. Raya estate, Langkawi Is. Y.Ishizuka ; 1♀, 15.Jan.2003. Rubuk Sembilang, Langkawi Is., Y.Ishizuka.

Records taken from Literature

Abisara savitri savitri ; Pendlebury,1923 : 43. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram)
Abisara savitri savitri ; Godfrey,1930 : 307. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram; Satun: Klawng Ton)
Abisara savitri savitri ; Godfrey,1932a : 270. (P)
Abisara savitri savitri ; Pinratana,1988 : 43, pl.39, figs.18,♂,♂(Un). (Ranong; Trang)
Abisara savitri savitri ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 516, pl.232, figs.R19,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong)
Abisara savitri savitri ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, figs.[♀],[♂](Un). (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2021.08.05)
Abisara savitri albisticta ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 528, pl.237, figs.L19,♂,♂(Un),[♀,♀(Un)]. (Ranong)
Abisara savitri savitri ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 23. (Ka Chong; Thaleban) (in part)
Abisara savitri savitri ; Küppers & Janikorn,2020 : 112-113, figs.Abb.L-014-017. (Phang Nga)

Specimens Examined

Ranong : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Samui dist.) : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 2♂ 1♀ (incl. photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


The butterfly is not rare in montane forests at low elevations (Alt. 50 - 300m). Males are territorial on shrubs or trees.
The specimens from Yala are mostly the same as ssp.savitri from mainland of W.Malaysia. But occasionally the intermediate individuals with ssp.albisticata are found. It seems to be a transition area from ssp.savitri to ssp.albisticata.


Saito, K. & Saito, T.,2005 :
Notes on the savitri group of the genus Abisara C. & R.Felder, with descriptions of a new species and four new subspecies (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae)
Butterflies 41:27-36, 54 figs.

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 savitri albisticta ♀
♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

Y.Inayoshi & K.Saito, 2009.07.31 - 2024.05.31.

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