Allotinus drumila aphthonius  Fruhstorfer, 1914

Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♂ Up. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♂ Un. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀ Up. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Nan, Thailand.
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♂ Up. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♂ Un. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀ Up. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀ Up. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀ Un. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀ Up. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀ Un.
♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Corrected data for illustrated specimens in Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 of sukhumalindi
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♂ Up. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♂ Un. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀ Up. Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀ Un.
♂, 1992.09.08. Ban Toei, Nan, Thailand. ♀, 1992.09.14. Ban Toei, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Allotinus aphthonius Fruhstorfer, 1914
OD : Z. wiss. InsektBiol. 10(1):20-21.
TL : Tandong, Tenasserim. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
Allotinus drumila aphthonius map

Synonyms

Allotinus drumila grisea Riley & Godfrey, 1921 : J. nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 4(3):180-181, pl.6, fig.3. TL. N.Siam. (NHML)
Allotinus drumila sukhumalindi Ek-Amnuay, [2007] : Butts. Thailand : 548, pl.248, figs.L44b,♂,♂,♀,♀(Un). TL. "Koh Tarutao ; Koh Chang ; Than To". [loc. err.] (Unavailable name)


Type Materials Information

aphthonius ; Lectotype ♂, Tandong, Tenasserim. (NHML)
grisea ; Holotype ♀, Rh.127, Apr.1918. Me Song forest, Prae, N.Siam. (NHML)
sukhumalindi ; ♂, "30.Dec.1988. Koh Chang" recte 08.Sep.1992. Ban Toei, Nan ; ♀, "10.Feb.1992. Koh Tarutao" recte 14.Sep.1992. Ban Toei, Nan. (in coll. P.Sukkit)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Allotinus aphthonius ; Fruhstorfer,1915-1924 : 815. (Siam)
Allotinus drumila grisea ; Godfrey,1930 : 312. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ; Pinratana,1981 : 31, pl.4, fig.19,♂(Un) ; pl.5, figs.10,♂,11,♀. (Chiang Mai)
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ; Eliot,1986 : 57. (Thailand)
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 548, pl.248, figs.L44a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Doi Phu Kha)
Allotinus drumila sukhumalindi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 548, pl.248, figs.L44b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). ("Khao Chong; Koh Tarutao; Koh Chang" [loc.err.])
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 562, pl.254, figs.L68a♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Doi Phu Kha)
Allotinus drumila sukhumalindi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 562, pl.254, figs.L68b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). ("Khao Chong; Koh Tarutao; Koh Chang" [loc.err.])
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 41, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep)
Allotinus drumila sukhumalindi ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 41. (by literature)

[ LAOS ]
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ;Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 214, pl.107, figs.♂,♀. (Lak Sao; Xiang Khouang)
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 45. (Nakai)
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 51.

[ VIETNAM ]
Allotinus aphthonius ; Seitz,1915-1927 : 815. (Tonkin / Annam)
Allotinus aphthonius ; Metaye,1957 : 87. (no loc.)
Allotinus drumila ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 42. (Thua Thien Hue: Bach Ma)
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 48. (N / C)


Specimens Examined

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

Chiang Rai : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 6♂ 6♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 4♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (alt.700m - 1600m). Males are territorial on undergrowth at forest edges.
This species has both individual and seasonal variations, and females in particular are very variable.

Ek-Amnuay,[2007] described a new ssp.sukhumalindi from Koh Chang, Trat ; Koh Tarutao, Satun and Than To, Yala from specimens in P.Sukkit collection, however this is an unavailable name. Moreover I examined all specimens in the Sukkit collection and no specimen had identical location and date as the original description. All drumila specimens came from North Thailand (Mae Hong Son ; Chiang Mai ; Nan). Therefore I compared them with illustrated specimens in Ek-Amnuay.[2007],2012 and a male and a female specimen matched them. The data is mentioned above. I consider the data in the original description is incorrect.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1914 : Uebersicht der Gerydinae und Diagnosen neuer oder verkannter Formen (Lep., Lyc.)
Z. wiss. InsektBiol. 10(1):20-25.

Riley N.D. & Godfrey, E.J.,1921 : Some undescribed Rhopalocera from Siam.
J. Siam Soc. nat. Hist. 4(3):167-190, 4pls.

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

Ek-Amnuay, P.,[2007] : Butterflies of Thailand. Fascinating insects Vol.2. (1 edition)
Amarin Printing and Publishing Public Co., Ltd. 849p. : ill.(Col.). Bangkok.


Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♂ Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Allotinus drumila aphthonius ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.24 - 2021.09.30.

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