Pyroneura flavia fruhstorferi  (Mabille, 1893)

Pyroneura flavia fruhstorferi ♂ Up. Pyroneura flavia fruhstorferi ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Plastingia fruhstorferi Mabille, 1893
OD : Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 37:52.
TL : Java. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia,
Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Bali.
Pyroneura flavia fruhstorferi map

Specimens Examined

Ranong : Suk Samran dist., 1980.04.15. 1♂, M.Sukkit (YI).
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All previous records of Pyroneura flavia fruhstorferi from Thailand are considered to be misidentifications of other taxa. I have not examined the genitalia due to the loss of the abdomen, but I believe that the specimen shown above belongs to this species.
The butterfly is rare in montane forests at low elevations.


Mabille, P.,1893 : Description de Lepidopteres nouveaux.
Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 37:50-65.

Maruyama, K.,1991 : Butterflies of Borneo vol.2, No.2. Hesperiidae, Addndum of vol.1.
XII+89 pp(Japanese text), 48 pls, XII+83 pp (English text) + 1.
Tobishima corporation. Tokyo, Japan.

1999.09.11 - 2023.09.30.

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