Simiskina phalena phalena  (Hewitson,1874)


ON : Poritia phalena Hewitson,1874
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 22(3):344-345.
TL : Singapore. (♂, NHML)
Distribution :
S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Prachuap Khiri Khan and Southward),
W.Malaysia, [Singapore], Borneo, Sumatra, Palawan.

● ssp.harterti
ssp.phalena
Simiskina phalena map


Type Material Information

♂ Type (red), Singapore. Hewitson Coll. (NHML. photo examined.)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Simiskina phalena harterti ; Pinratana,1981 : 22, 157, pl.2, fig.16,♀. (Ranong; Trang)
Simiskina phalena phalena ; Kimura,1998b : 41, 48, figs.1,♂,2,♂(Un). (Khlong Naka)
Simiskina phalena phalena ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 530, pl.239, figs.L11a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Prachuap Khiri Khan; Khlong Nakha)
Simiskina pediata [sic] pediata [sic] ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.240, figs.L17,♂,♂(Un),♀(left). (in part)
Simiskina phalena phalena [Simiskina phalena harterti] ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, fig.(Nakhon Nayok). (Koh Samui; Koh Phangan) (accessed: 2021.07.01)
Simiskina phalena phalena ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 542, pl.244, figs.L35a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Prachuap Khiri Khan; Khlong Nakha)
Simiskina pediada ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.246, figs.L41,♂,♂(Un),♀(left). (in part)
Simiskina phalena phalena ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 31, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Khlong Naka)
Simiskina phalena phalena ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2021.07.01)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by A.Giudici)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 1♀ (photo by A.Giudici)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at low elevation (alt.50m - 450m).

Literature

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

Simiskina phalena phalena ♂ Simiskina phalena phalena ♀
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2006.01.14 - 2021.07.31.

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