Caprona agama agama  (Moore, [1858])

Caprona agama agama ♂ Up. Caprona agama agama ♂ Un. Caprona agama agama ♀ Up. Caprona agama agama ♀ Un.
♂ (wsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (wsf), Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Caprona agama agama ♂ Up. Caprona agama agama ♂ Un. Caprona agama agama ♂ Up. Caprona agama agama ♂ Un.
♂ (wsf), Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Caprona agama agama ♂ Up. Caprona agama agama ♂ Un. Caprona agama agama ♂ Up. Caprona agama agama ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Pyrgus agama Moore, [1858]
OD : in Horsfield & Moore,
Cat. Lep. Ins. East India Co. (1):249, pl.7, figs.1(larva),1a(chrysalis).
TL : Java.
Distribution : S.Indai to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, S.China,
Java, Sulawesi
Caprona agama agama map

Synonyms

Pterygospidea syrichthus Felder & Felder, [1867] : Reise Fregatte Novara, Lep. Rhop. (3):530-531, pl.72, figs.22,23. TL. Java. (♂, NHML)
Pterygospidea erosula Felder & Felder, [1867] : Reise Novara (3):529-530, pl.73, fig.3[9]. TL. Celebes. (♂, NHML)
Tagiades danae Plotz, 1884 : Jb. nass. Ver. Nat. 37:43. TL. Java.
Abaratha saraya Doherty, 1886 : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 55(2):138. TL. Kumaon, India. (♂)
Abaratha siamica Swinhoe, 1907 : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7)20:432. TL. Shan States, Siam. (♀, NHML)
Caprona syrichthus pelias Fruhstorfer, 1909 : Ent. Zeit. 23(31):139. TL. Than-Moi, Tonkin. (♀, NHML)
Caprona erosula pelligera Fruhstorfer, 1909 : Ent. Zeit. 23(39):173. TL. Celebes? (♀?, NHML)
Caprona mettasuta Frushstorfer, 1909 : Ent. Zeit. 23(39):173. (Published in synonymy)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Caprona syricthus ; Godfrey,1916 : 142. (Chonburi: Sriracha)
Abaratha alida siamica ; Seitz,1927 : 1044. (Siam)
Caprona agama ; Godfrey,1927 : 127. (N)
Caprona ransonnettii siamica ; Godfrey,1930 : 366. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Caprona agama ; Godfrey,1930 : 366-367. (Chiang Rai; Chonburi: Sriracha)
Caprona agama agama ; Evans,1949 : 162. (Siam)
Caprona agama agama ; Shirozu & Saigusa,1962 : 30, pl.1, fig.6,♀, Textfig.3♂genitalia. (Chang Kiang)
Caprona agama agama ; Pinratana,1985 : 46, pl.17, figs.82,82, f.saraya. (Chiang Mai; Nong Khai; Prae; Ratchaburi; Uthai Thani; Chonburi)
Caprona agama agama ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 249, fig.13,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Phung; Ban Naudom; Phu Shang)
Caprona agama agama ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 11. (Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Chong Na Yoi; Phu Hin Dang; Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram)
Caprona agama agama ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 43. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram)
Caprona agama agama ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 62, fig.11,♀. (Umphang)
Caprona agama agama ; Katsuyama et al.,2006 : 44, fig.10,♂. (Nan: Ban Nam Poon)
Caprona agama agama ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 770, pl.354, figs.H99,♂(f.erosula),♂,♂(Un),♂(f.saraya),♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Mae Ya Waterfall; Chaiyaphum: Phu Khieo; Kanchanaburi)
Caprona agama agama ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 49, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Bung Kahn; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao; Kratchin WF; Bang Phra; Doi Musso; Erawan WF; Sai York Noi; Ratchaburi; Kaeng Krachan)
Caprona agama agama ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 820, pl.379, figs.H96,♂(f.saraya),♂(Un),♀,♀. (Mae Ya WF; Phu Khiewo; Kanchanaburi)
Caprona agama agama ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Chiang Mai; Nakhon Ratchasima; Ratchaburi; Sa Kaeo) (accessed: 2022.02.11)

[ LAOS ]
Caprona agama agama ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 80, pl.112, figs.A5,♀,A6,♀(Un). (in part)
Caprona agama agama ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 ; 222, pl.137, fig.♂. (Vientiane; Xiang Khouang)
Caprona agama agama ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 58.

[ VIETNAM ]
Abaratha alida mettasuda [sic] ; Seitz,1927 : 1044. (Tonkin)
Abaratha syrichtus pelias ; Seitz,1927 : 1044. (Tonkin: Than Moi)
Abaratha alida mettasuda [sic] ; Metaye,1957 : 78. (C)
Abaratha syrichtus pelias ; Metaye,1957 : 78. (N)
Caprona agama agama ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1965b ; 93-94, figs.51,♀(wsf),52,♀(wsf,Un),53,♀(dsf),54,♀(dsf,Un). (Cap St. Jacques; Trang Bom)
Caprona agama agama ; Devyatkin & Monastyrskii,1999 ; 162. (Ba Na; Bach Ma)
Caprona agama ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 45. (Thua Thien Hue: Huong Thuy; Bach Ma)
Caprona agama agama ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007b ; 7, fig.H-46,♂. (Lam Dong: Madagui; Bin Thuan: Dong Thien)
Caprona agama agama ; Nihira,2009 : 101, fig.♂. (Phu Quoc)
Caprona agama agama ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 75. (N / C / S)
Caprona agama agama ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 76. (S: Nui Cam)


Specimens Examined

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

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

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

Kanchanaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Saraburi : 2♂ (photo by M.Hayashi & T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in semi-dried forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.50m - 700m). Males are territorial on undergrowth inside forests from 10:30 - 14:30.


Literature

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.

Felder, C. & Felder, R.,1865-1875 :
Rhopalocera. In Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen Commodore B. von Wullerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band:
Abtheilung. Wien : vi + 548 + [1] pp in 5 parts, 140 pls.

Plotz, C.,1884 : Die Hesperiinen-Gruppe der Achlyoden.
Jb. nass. Ver. Nat. 37:1-55.

Doherty, W.,1886 : A List of butterflies taken in Kumaon.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 55(2):103-140.

Swinhoe, C.,1907 : New species of African and Indo-Malayan Hesperiidae.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7)20:430-436.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1909 : Neue Hesperiden.
Ent. Zeit. 23(31):138-139.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1909 : Neue Hesperiden.
Ent. Zeit. 23(39):171-174.


Caprona agama agama ♂ Caprona agama agama ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Caprona agama agama ♂ Caprona agama agama ♂
♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand.
Caprona agama agama ♂ Caprona agama agama ♂
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♂ (territorial behavior, dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Caprona agama agama ♂ Caprona agama agama ♂
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.09.04 - 2022.04.30.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.