Miletus gigantes  (de Nicéville,1894)

Miletus gigantes ♀ Up. Miletus gigantes ♀ Un.
♀, Narathiwat, Thailand.

ON : Gerydus gigantes de Nicéville,1894
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 63(1):23-24, pl.4, figs.1,♂,13,♀.
TL : Battak Mountains, N.E.Sumatra. (NZC)
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia, Sumatra.
Miletus gigantes map

Type Material Information

Type 1♂, 1893.viii.2. Battak Mountains, Sumatra. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 132, figs.♂,♂(Un).

Records taken from Literature

Miletus gigantes ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 542, pl.245, figs.L30,♂,♀,♂(Un). ("Koh Tarutao" [loc.err.]; Narathiwat; Songkhla)
Miletus gigantes ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 556, pl.251, figs.L54,♂,♀,♀(Un). ("Koh Tarutao" [loc.err.]; Narathiwat; Songkhla)
Miletus gigantes ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 37. (by literature)

Specimens Examined

Narathiwat : 1♀.
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The butterfly is rare. Hitherto, I have ever seen only one pair specimens in Thailand.
Records of Koh Tarutao in Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 are considered a misidentification of Miletus symethus.


de Nicéville, C.L.A.,1894 : On new or little-known Butterflies from the Indo-Malayan Region.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2.63(1):1-59, pls.1-5.

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

Eliot, J.N.,1986 : A review of the Miletini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 53(1):1-105, 108 figs.

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