Elymnias nesaea lioneli  Fruhstorfer, 1907

Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♂ Up. Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♂ Un. Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♀ Up. Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♀ Un.
♂, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♂ Up. Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♂ Un. Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♀ Up. Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♂ Up. Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♂ Un. Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♀ Up. Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand.

ON : Elymnias nesaea lioneli Fruhstorfer, 1907
OD : Deut. ent. Z. [Iris] 20(3):203.
TL : Malay. Halbinsel. (NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand, Langkawi,
W.Malaysia, Aur, {Singapore}.
● ssp.timandra
ssp.apelles
ssp.lioneli
Elymnias nesaea lioneli map

Type Material Information

lioneli ; ♀, Type HT (red), Malaka, Fruhstorfer. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Pendlebury,1923 : 34. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang; Lan Saka)
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Godfrey,1930 : 256. (Bangnara; Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Godfrey,1932a : 267. (P)
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Pinratana,1988 : 9, pl.6, figs.9c♂,♀. (Surat Thani: Ko Samui; Songkhla)
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 232, pl.88, figs.S9c♂,♂(Un),♂,♀. (Songkhla; Koh Tarutao)
Elymnias casiphone saueri ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] ; pl.89, figs.S11,♀,♀(Un). (in part)
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Uémura,2010 : 2.
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies. fig.♀(Un). (Koh Samui; Koh Phangan) (accessed: 2022.01.01)
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 232, pl.88, figs.N45c♂,♂(Un),♂,♀. (Songkhla; Koh Tarutao)
Elymnias casiphone saueri ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.89, figs.N47,♀,♀(Un). (in part)
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 164, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ka Chong; Haadjai)
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Wei et al.,2017 ; 102, fig.12, O♀. (Satun, Thale Ban)
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 260, figs.Abb.S-074♂(Un),S075♂(Un). (Phang Nga)
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2021- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.01.01)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 4♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in secondary and mountain forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt.30m - 700m) and males are often territorial on shrubs at hilltops. In flight, it is similar to some kinds of day-flying moths. They prefer to rest on dead trees and dead leaves which give them a wonderful protective colour.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1907 : Monographie der Elymniinae.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 20(3):157-252.


Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♂ Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♂ Elymnias nesaea lioneli ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

1998.12.09 - 2022.01.31.

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