Melanitis phedima abdullae  Distant, 1883

Melanitis phedima abdullae ♂ Up. Melanitis phedima abdullae ♂ Un. Melanitis phedima abdullae ♀ Up. Melanitis phedima abdullae ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Melanitis phedima abdullae ♂ Up. Melanitis phedima abdullae ♂ Un. Melanitis phedima abdullae ♀ Up. Melanitis phedima abdullae ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Melanitis abdullae Distant, 1883
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)12:241.
TL : Province Wellesley, Malay Pen.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, {Singapore}, Sumatra.
● ssp.ganapati
ssp.abdullae
Melanitis phedima abdullae map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Melanitis phedima ; Pendlebury,1923 : 33. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram)
Melanitis phedima ganapati ; Godfrey,1932a : 267. (P)
Melanitis phedima abdullae ; Pinratana,1988 : 6, pl.1, figs.2b♂(wsf),♂(wsf.Un). (Ranong; Trang; Pattani; Yala)
Melanitis phedima abdullae ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 222, pl.83, figs.S2b♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Ranong; Than To)
Melanitis phedima abdullae ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies. fig. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.01.01)
Melanitis phedima abdullae ; Uémura,2010 : 1.
Melanitis phedima abdullae ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 222, pl.83, figs.N38b♂(wsf),♂(wsf,Un),♂(dsf),♂(dsf,Un),♀(dsf),♀(dsf,Un). (Ranong; Than To)
Melanitis phedima abdullae ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 157, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Sai Kao WF; Than To WF.)
Melanitis phedima abdullae ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 255-256, figs.Abb.S-054,S-055. (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 6♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Narathiwat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.30m - 700m).


Literature

Distant, W.L.,1883 : Contributions to a Knowledge of Malayan Entomology. Part I.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)12:241-243.


Melanitis phedima ganapati ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

1998.12.04 - 2022.01.31.

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