Elymnias esaca andersonii  (Moore, 1886)

Elymnias esaca andersonii ♂ Up. Elymnias esaca andersonii ♂ Un. Elymnias esaca andersonii ♀ Up. Elymnias esaca andersonii ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Elymnias esaca andersonii ♀ Up. Elymnias esaca andersonii ♀ Un. Elymnias esaca andersonii ♀ Up. Elymnias esaca andersonii ♀ Un.
♀, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Dyctis andersonii Moore, 1886
OD : J. linn. Soc. Lond., Zool. 21(126):33, pl.3, fig.5,♂.
TL : Minthantoung, Mergui. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand.
(Phetchaburi to Nakhon Si Thammarat)
● ssp.andersonii
ssp.esaca
Elymnias esaca andersonii map


Synonym

Elymnias oberthuri Fruhstorfer, 1902 : Soc. ent. 17(11):82. TL. Renong [Ranong], Siam. (♀)


Type Material Information

♂ Type, Mergui, Burma. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 192, figs.♂,♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Elymnias vasudeva oberthuri ; Fruhstorfer,1911 : 392. (Ranong)
Elymnias vasudeva oberthuri ; Godfrey,1916 : 123. (Ranong, by literature, Seitz, 9:392)
Elymnias vasudeva oberthuri ; Godfrey,1930 : 257. (Ranong)
Elymnias esaca andersonii ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 238, pl.91, figs.S15,♀,♀(Un). (Ranong) (in part)
Elymnias esaca andersonii ; Uémura,2010 : 2.
Elymnias esaca andersonii ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 238, pl.91, figs.N51,♀,♀(Un). (Ranong) (in part)
Elymnias esaca andersonii ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 165, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong WF; Muang Shone)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Phetchaburi : 1♂ (photo by T.Aoyama & M.Hayashi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 1♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat (Ron Phibun dist.) : 1♀ (sighting by Y.Inayoshi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at moderate elevations (Alt.600m - 1000m). I have seen the female in Nakhon Si Thammarat, which I believe is definitely this subspecies. In flight, the female is quite similar to Delias descombesi (Pieridae), and the first time I saw it, I realized after capturing it that it was Elymnias esaca.


Literature

Moore, F.,1886 :
List of the Lepidoptera of Mergui and Its Archipelago, collected for the Trustees of the Indian Museum, Calcutta, by Dr. John Anderson.
J. linn. Soc. Lond., Zool. 21(126):29-60, pls.3,4.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1902 : Neue ostasiatische Rhopaloceren.
Soc. ent. 17(11):81-82.

Wei, C.H., Lohman, D., Peggie, D. & Yen, S.H.,2017 : An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias Hübner,1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).
Zookeys 676:47-152.


Elymnias esaca andersonii ♂ Elymnias esaca andersonii ♂
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)

1998.12.10 - 2022.01.31.

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