Ypthima confusa  Shirôzu & Shima, 1977

Ypthima confusa ♂ Up. Ypthima confusa ♂ Un. Ypthima confusa ♀ Up. Ypthima confusa ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Ypthima confusa ♂ Up. Ypthima confusa ♂ Un. Ypthima confusa ♀ Up. Ypthima confusa ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Ypthima confusa ♂ Up. Ypthima confusa ♂ Un. Ypthima confusa ♀ Up. Ypthima confusa ♀ Un.
♂, Sekong, Laos. ♀, Sekong, Laos.

ON : Ypthima confusa Shirôzu & Shima, 1977
OD : Kontyu 54(4):504-507, figs.1c,d,g, 3, 5a-e.
TL : Nepal. (♂, KUGGE)
Distribution : Nepal to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
Vietnam, S.Tibet, S.Yunnan, S.W.Guangxi.
Ypthima confusa map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 17.Jul.1955. Kabre-Kalapani, Nepal. Sone leg. (KUGGE)
Paratypes : all paratypes are deposited in (KUGGE)
3♂, 15.Jul.1955. Deolani-Parety, Nepal. Sone leg ; 1♀, 24.Jul.1953. near Tsumje (3130m), Nepal. J.Kawakita leg ;
1♂, 27.Jul.1953. Sarti-Age (2050-2400m), Nepal. J.Kawakita leg ; 1♂ 1♀, 1.Aug.1953. Rungje-Kasigaon (1730-2310m), Nepal. J.Kawakita leg.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Ypthima confusa ; Aoki & Uémura,1984 : 85-86, figs.16f,39,♂. (Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon)
Ypthima confusa ; Pinratana,1988 : 35, pl.35, figs.100,♂,♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Ypthima confusa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 304, pl.124, figs.S105,♂,♂(Un),♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Ypthima confusa ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 302, pl.124, figs.N141,♂,♂(Un),♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Ypthima confusa ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2022.10.15)
Ypthima confusa ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 202, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Par Hom Pok; Doi Inthanon)

[ LAOS ]
Ypthima confusa ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 66, pl.91, figs.3,♂,4,♂(Un). (Nam Moh)
Ypthima confusa ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 211, pl.96, fig.♂(Un). (Xiang Khouang)
Ypthima confusa ; Uémura,2005 : 3, fig.14,map. (Phong Saly; Phun Pan; Ban Saleui; Xiang Khouang; Ban Nyong Nyamha; Phon Savan; Muang Kham; Nong Het; Paksong)
Ypthima confusa ; Uémura,2006 : 8, fig.46,map. (Nak Hai to Lak Sao)
Ypthima confusa ; Uémura,2007 : 4-5, fig.28,map. (Namkata)
Ypthima confusa ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 49.

[ VIETNAM ]
Ypthima confusa ; Uémura & Monastyrskii,2004 : 36, figs.2ee, 7.4,♂. (N: Ba Be; Hoang Lien; Sapa / C: Ngoc Linh; Kon Plong; Kon Ka Kinh; Kon Cha Rang)
Ypthima confusa ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 129-130, pl.33, figs.3a♂,3b♂(Un),3c♀. (N: Hoang Lien / C: Ngoc Linh; Kon Plong; Kon Ka Kinh; Bi Doup)
Ypthima confusa ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006c : 34, fig.S-39,♂. (Lam Dong: Bao Loc)
Ypthima confusa ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 27. (N / C)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Rai : 5♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai (Alt. 1100m - 1600m) : 7♂ 5♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 2♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 13♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Loei : 8♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : 3♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Luang Phabang : 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Sekong : 4♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Paksong : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane dry forest mixed with pine trees at moderate to high elevations (Alt.1100m - 1600m). Males are territorial on undergrowth.


Ypthima confusa ♂ Ypthima confusa ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Ypthima confusa ♂ Ypthima confusa ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Literature

Shirôzu, T. & Shima, H.,1977 : New Species and Subspecies of the genus Ypthima Hübner from Southeast Asia (Lepidoptera, Satyridae)
Kontyu 45(4):501-509.


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