Miletus symethus petronius  (Distant & Pryer,1887)

Miletus symethus petronius ♂ Up. Miletus symethus petronius ♂ Un. Miletus symethus petronius ♀ Up. Miletus symethus petronius ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Miletus symethus petronius ♂ Up. Miletus symethus petronius ♂ Un. Miletus symethus petronius ♀ Up. Miletus symethus petronius ♀ Un.
♂, Trang, Thailand. ♀, Satun, Thailand.
Miletus symethus petronius ♂ Up. Miletus symethus petronius ♂ Un. Miletus symethus petronius ♀ Up. Miletus symethus petronius ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Gerydus petronius Distant & Pryer,1887
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)19:266.
TL : Sandakan, Borneo. (♀)
Distribution : Thailand, Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Singapore,
Borneo, Bangka, Natuna, Belitung, Karimata.
Miletus symethus petronius map

Synonyms

Gerydus symethus diopeithes Fruhstorfer,1913 : Z. wiss. InsektBiol. 9(10):244. TL. Rhio Archipelago. (♂, NHML)
Gerydus symethus bangkanus Fruhstorfer,1914 : Z. wiss. InsektBiol. 10(2):59. TL. Bangka.
Gerydus symethus hieropous Fruhstorfer,[1916] : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:822. TL. Brunei.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Miletus symethus petronius ; Eliot,1961 : 169. (P: Renong [Ranong])
Miletus symethus petronius ; Pinratana,1981 : 28, pl.35, fig.25,♀. (Phuket)
Miletus symethus petronius ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 540, pl.244, figs.L29,♂,♂(Un) ; pl.245, fig.L29,♀,♀(Un),♀. (Mae Hong Son; Phuket)
Miletus symethus petronius ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 554, pl.250, figs.L53,♂,♂(Un) ; pl.251, figs.L53,♀,♀(Un),♀. (Mae Hong Son; Phuket)
Miletus symethus petronius ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 37, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Kam Puan)
Miletus symethus petronius ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2021- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2021.04.17)

[ VIETNAM ]
Gerydus symethus ; Metaye,1957 : 88. (no loc.)
Miletus symethus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 47. (S)


Specimens Examined

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

Chiang Mai : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 6♂ 6♀ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in P.Thailand and rare in N.Thailand. Further taxonomic study is needed for continental population.

Literature

Distant, W.L. & W.B. Pryer,1887 : On the Rhopalocera of Northern Borneo. Part.II.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)19:264-275.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1913 : Uebersicht der Gerydinae und Diagnosen neuer oder verkannter Formen (Lep., Lyc).
Z. wiss. InsektBiol. 9(8/9):242-247, 9(10):307-310, 9(11):341-344, 9(12):367-371.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1914 : Uebersicht der Gerydinae und Diagnosen neuer oder verkannter Formen (Lep., Lyc.)
Z. wiss. InsektBiol. 10(2):59-63.

Fruhstorfer, H.,[1916] : 8. Familie: Lycaenidae, 2. Subfamilie: Gerydinae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9.
817-824. (16.Dec.1916)

Eliot, J.N.,1961 : An analysis of the genus Miletus Hubner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Bull. Raffles Mus. 26:154-177.

Miletus symethus petronius ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.24 - 2021.09.30.

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