Allotinus fallax apus  de Nicéville,1895

Allotinus fallax apus ♀ Up. Allotinus fallax apus ♀ Un.
♀, 1983.03.22. Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Allotinus apus de Nicéville,1895
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 10(1):27-28, pl.S, figs.17,♀.
TL : Battak Mountains, N.E.Sumatra. (♀, NZC)
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia, Sumatra.
Allotinus fallax apus map


Allotinus fallax michaelis Eliot,1959 : Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 7(8):376, pl.10, fig.8,♂. TL. Malaya. (♂, NHML)
Allotinus fallax thanasithi Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : Butts. Thailand : 544, pl.246, figs.L33,♀,♀(Un). TL. Ranong, Thailand. [Unavailable name]

Type Materials Information

apus ; Type ♀, N.E.Sumatra. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 69, figs.♀,♀(Un).
michaelis ; Holotype ♂, 1957.i.20, Ginting Sempak, Selangor, 1500 ft., J.N.Eliot. (NHML)

Records taken from Literature

Allotinus fallax thanasithi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 544, pl.246, figs.L33,♀,♀(Un). (Ranong: Khlong Nakha)
Allotinus fallax apus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 558, pl.252, figs.L58,♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Nakha-Ranong)
Allotinus fallax thanasithi ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 38. (by literature)

Specimens Examined

Ranong : 1983.03.22. 1♀, P.Sukkit (YI)
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The butterfly is very rare. Hitherto, the specimen illustrated above is the only one record of this species from Thailand.
I tentatively treat as apus, however further taxonomic study is needed with more materials.


de Nicéville, C.L.A.,1895 : On new and little-known Lepidoptera from the Indo-Malayan Region, (1).
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 10(1):13-40, pls.R,S,T.

Eliot, J.N.,1959 : New or little known Butterflies from Malaya.
Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 7(8) : 369-391, 1pl, 7 text-figs.

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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