Poritia philota philota  Hewitson,1874

Poritia philota philota ♂ Up. Poritia philota philota ♂ Un. Poritia philota philota ♀ Up. Poritia philota philota ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Poritia philota philota ♂ Up. Poritia philota philota ♂ Un. Poritia philota philota ♀ Up. Poritia philota philota ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Poritia philota Hewitson,1874
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 22(3):346.
TL : Sumatra.
Distribution :
S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Belitung,
Siberut.
Poritia philota philota map

Synonyms

Poritia philota nicias Fruhstorfer,1917 : Soc. ent. 32(10):39. TL. N.Borneo.
Poritia philota ♂var.penumbrata Morell,1957 : Malay Nat. J. 11(4):100. TL. Nee Soon, Singapore. (♂)
Poritia philota philota ♀f.lugubris Eliot,1957 : Entomologist 90:73. TL. Singapore. (♀, NHML)
Poritia philota philota ♀f.ornata Eliot,1957 : Entomologist 90:73. TL. N.E.Sumatra. (♀, NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Poritia philota philota ; Pinratana,1981 : 19, 156, pl.4, fig.1,♀(Un) ; pl.30, figs.13,♂,14,♀. (Phangna; Ranong; Trang; Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Poritia philota philota ; Kimura,1998 : 30-31, 37, figs.5,♂(Up),6,♂(Un),7,♂(Up),8,♂(Un),9,♀(Up),10,♀(Un). (Kam Puan; Than To)
Poritia philota philota ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 524, pl.236, figs.L2,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone; Than To)
Poritia philota philota ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 536, pl.241, figs.L27,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Than To; Muang Shone)
Poritia philota philota ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 28, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Kam Puan; Than To WF.)
Poritia philota philota ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Nakhon Si Thammarat) (accessed: 2021.07.01)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 1♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is less common in montane forest at low elevation (alt.30m - 450m).

Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,1874 : Descriptions of new species of Lycaenidae from his own collection.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 22(3):343-355.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1917 : Neue Poritia-Rassen.
Soc. ent. 32(10):39-40.

Morrell, R.,1957 : Miscellaneous notes on Malayan Butterflies.
Malay Nat. J. 11(4):98-100.

Eliot, J.N.,1957 : Notes on the Genus Poritia Moore. (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae)
Entomologist 90(1126):70-74.

Poritia philota philota ♂ Poritia philota philota ♀
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Yala, Thailand.

1999.05.12 - 2021.07.31.

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