Lethe sura  (Doubleday, [1849])

Lethe sura ♂ Up. Lethe sura ♂ Un. Lethe sura ♂ Up. Lethe sura ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai. Thailand.

ON : Zophoessa sura Doubleday, [1849]
OD : Gen. Diurn. Lep. 2:362, pl.61, fig.1,♀.
TL : [Sylhet] (♂♀, NHML)
Distribution : Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim to Myanmar,
N.Thailand, Vietnam, S.E.Tibet, W.& S.Yunnan.
Lethe sura map

Type Materials Information

Type ♂ Rh2636, ♀ Rh2637. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Lethe sura ; Pinratana,1988 : 11. not fig. (Chiang Mai)
Lethe dura mansonia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 240, pl.92, figs.S17,♂,♂(Un),♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Chiang Mai)
Lethe sura ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 240, pl.92, fig.S18,♂. (Chiang Mai)
Lethe sura ; Ek-Amnuay et al.,2007 : 4, figs.S18,♂,♀. (Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon)
Lethe sura ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 238, pl.91, figs.N54,♂,♂(Un),♀[♂]. (Chiang Mai)
Lethe sura ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2022.02.24)
Lethe sura ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 167, figs.♂,♂(Un) (Chiang Mai prov)

[ VIETNAM ]
Lethe sura f.sura ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 28. (Tonkin: Chapa)
Lethe sura ; Metaye,1957 : 102.
Lethe sura ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 47-48, pl.10, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un). (N: Hong Lien)
Lethe sura sura ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 21. (N: Lao Cai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 7♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at high elevations (Alt.2100m - 2500m).


Literature

Doubleday, E. & Hewitson, W.C.,1846-1852 : The genera of diurnal Lepidoptera,
comprising their generic characters, a notice of their habits and transformations, and a catalogue of the species of each genus ;
illustrated with 86 plates by W.C.Hewitson.
Longon, Longman, Brown, Green and Longman's. xii + ii + 534 pp, 86 pls, In 54 parts. In 2 vols.


Lethe sura ♂ Lethe sura ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1998.12.10 - 2022.02.28.

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