Mycalesis perseus tabitha  (Fabricius, 1793)

Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Un. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♀ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Un. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♀ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Un. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Up. Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

ON : Papilio tabitha Fabricius, 1793
OD : Ent. syst. 3(1):243.
TL : 'India Orientali'
Distribution : Sri Lanka, India to Myanmar,
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hainan,
S.China, Taiwan.
● ssp.tabitha
ssp.cepheus
Mycalesis perseus tabitha map

Synonyms

Papilio blasius Fabricius, 1798 : Ent. syst. Suppl. :426. TL. 'India Orientali'
Mycalesis samba Moore, [1858] : in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Co. (1):233. TL. 'N.India'
Mycalesis lurida Butler, 1879 : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 27(1):3. TL. Cachar.
Mycalesis perseus typhlus Fruhstorfer, 1908 : Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 58(6/7):152-153. TL. Malabar, Sud-Indien ; Ceylon.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Godfrey,1916 : 122.
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Godfrey,1927 : 122. (N)
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Godfrey,1930 : 248. (all over)
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Aoki & Yamaguchi,1984 : 47. (Mae Hong Son: Mae Hong Son; Chiang Mai: Tha Ton; Nam Tok Mae Sa; Doi Suthep; Ban Mae Wa; Nam Tok Mae Klang; Chiang Rai: Wiang Pa Pao; Loei: Ban Pha Nok Khao; Khon Kaen: Nam Nao; Nakhon Nayok: Khao Yai; Tak: Doi Musso; Kanchanaburi: Sai Yoi Noi)
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Pinratana,1988 : 21, pl.23, figs.51a♂,♀. (Chiang Mai; Ratchaburi; Petchaboon; Chonburi; Chanthaburi)
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 253, fig.72,♂(Un). (Ubon Ratchathani: Kaeng Tana)
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 23. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram; Phu Huay Sing; Nam Tok Kham Cha I; Ban Na Lak; Ban Gok Tum; Ubon Ratchathani: Ban Na Pho Krang; Phu Chong Na Yoi; Kaeng Tana; Kaeng E-Keow; Phu Hin Dang)
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 48. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram; Phu Ma No Rom; Ubon Ratchathani: Warin Chamrap)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 266, pl.105, figs.S57a♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Phrae)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 266, pl.105, figs.N92a♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Phrae)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Sa Kaeo) (accessed: 2023.07.01)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 177-178, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Phu Khiewo; Sarika; Nakohn Nayok; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao; Bang Phra; Kao Khiewo; Kao Saverb; Kanchanaburi; Kuwai Yai)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Chaianunporn & Chaianunporn,2019 : 86. (Chaiyaphum: Chulabhorn Dam)

[ LAOS ]
Mycalesis perseus blasius ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 65, pl.86, figs.1,♂,2,♂(Un),3,♀,4,♀(Un). (Tha Ngone; Pasig)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 211, pl.94, figs.♂,♀. (Vientiane; Xam Neua)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Uémura,2004 : 3, fig.17 map. (Vientiane; Sop Khao; Thateng)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Uémura,2006 : 5, fig.26,map. (Muang Kham; Nha Hin Pass)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Uémura,2011 : 2. (C: Tad Moon)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 49.
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Onodera,2022 : 59, pl.174, figs.♂(wsf),♂(wsf,Un),♂(dsf),♂(dsf,Un),♀(dsf),♀(dsf,Un). (Bolikhamxai: Thabok; Phon Si)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Mycalesis perseus ; Onodera,2007 : 22, fig.37,♂. (Rattanakiri: Ta Veaeng)
Mycalesis perseus ; Onodera,2008 : 61. (Mondolkiri: Bousra)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 129. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Chartier & Kosterin,2022 : 116. (Koh Kong; Mondulkiri; Pursat; Preah Vihear; Ratanakiri; Stueng Treng)

[ VIETNAM ]
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Fruhstorfer,1911 : 342. (Tonkin / Annam)
Mycalesis perseus f.perseus ; Dubois & Vitalis,1924 : 30. (Tonkin / Annam)
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Moulton,1923 : 128. (Pulo Condore)
Mycalesis perseus perseus ; Metaye,1957 : 103. (N / C)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 90-91, pl.24, figs.2a♂(wsf,Un),2b♂(dsf),2c♂(dsf,Un). (N: Cuc Phuong / C: Bach Ma; Yok Don; Cat Tien / S: Cat Tien; Nghia Trung; Lo Go Sa Mat)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006c : 31, fig.S-27,♂. (Dong Nai: Thac Mai)
Mycalesis perseus tabitha ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 25. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 9♂ 6♀ (incl. photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bolikhamxai : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vientiane : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in secondary and montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 250 - 1000m).
This taxon is easily distinguished from other species of the mineus group by the ocelli in space 2, which is moved inwards, well out of line with those in spaces 1b and 3 on the UnH.


Literature

Fabricius, J.C.,1793 : Entomologia systematica emedata et aucta. secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.
3(1): [iv] + 488 pp. Copenhagen. C.G.Proft.

Fabricius, J.C.,1798 : Entomologia systematica emedata et aucta. secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.
Supplemente : [iv] + 572 pp. Copenhagen. C.G.Proft.

Horsfield, T. & Moore, F.,[1858] :
A catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Honourable East-India Company. Vol.1.
London. East India Co.

Butler, A.G.,1879 : On a collection of Lepidoptera from Cachar, N.E.India.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 27(1):1-8.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1908 : Neue indo-australische Mycalesis und Besprechung verwandter Formen.
Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien. 58(2/3):126-128; (6/7):129-239, pl.1.

Uémura, Y.,1985 : Identification guide to the Thai-Malayan species of the mineus-group of Mycalesis (Lepidoptera: Satyridae)
Yadoriga 123:2-9. (in Japanese)


Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂ Mycalesis perseus tabitha ♂
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chaiyaphum, Thailand.

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