Curetis bulis bulis  (Westwood,[1851])

Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Up. Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Un. Curetis bulis bulis ♀ Up. Curetis bulis bulis ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Up. Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Un. Curetis bulis bulis ♀ Up. Curetis bulis bulis ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Up. Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Un. Curetis bulis bulis ♀ Up. Curetis bulis bulis ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Tak, Thailand.
Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Up. Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Un. Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Up. Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♂, Nan, Thailand.
Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Up. Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Un. Curetis bulis bulis ♂ genitalia Curetis bulis bulis ♂ genitalia
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

ON : Anops bulis Westwood,[1851]
OD : in Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. (2):473, pl.75, fig.5,♂.
TL : Upper India. (NHML)
Distribution :
N.W.Himalaya to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Yunnan.

● ssp.bulis
ssp.stigmata
Curetis bulis map

Synonyms

Curetis discalis Moore,1879 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):138. TL. Nepal ; Darjiling.
Curetis angulata Moore,[1884] : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):522, pl.48, fig.2,♂. TL. N.W.Himalayas.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Curetis bulis bulis ; Pinratana,1981 : 153, pl.29, figs.1,♂,2,♂(dsf),3,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Kao Yai; Nakhon Ratchasima; Tak)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Eliot,1990 : 224. (Thailand)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 32, fig.94,♂. (Mukdahan: Ban Na Lak)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 552, pl.250, figs.L53a,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Wang Chin; Wiang Pa Pao; Chiang Mai; Phu Khieo)
Curetis santana malayica ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.250, fig.L54,♀,♀(Un). (in part)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 566, pl.256, figs.L78,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Wang Chin; Wiang Pa Pao; Chiang Mai; Phu Khieo) (in part)
Curetis santana malayica ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.256, fig.L79,♀. (in part)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 48, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Tha Ton; Doi Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon; Thung Saleng Luang; Phu Khiewo; Nakohn Nayork; Kao Yai; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao)
Curetis bulis bulis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Nakhon Ratchasima; Ratchaburi) (accessed: 2021.04.19)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Chaianunporn & Chaianunporn,2019 : 85. (Chaiyaphum: Chulabhorn Dam)

[ LAOS ]
Curetis bulis bulis ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 77, pl.109, figs.A5,♂,A6,♂(Un),A7,♀,A8,♀(Un). (Tha Ngone; Luang Prabang; Pakse; Phatong)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.129, figs.♂,♂,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Vang Vieng; Nong Het; Xam Neua; Xaignabouri)
Curetis santana malayica ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : pl.129, figs.♂. (Xiang Khouang) (in part)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 48. (Namdhua)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56.
Curetis bulis bulis ; Suwa et al.,2013 : 29. (Sala View Point; Oudom Xai; Phongsali; Nahin; Xebangfay; Makphuk; Thabok; Phonsy; Vang Vieng)
Curetis bulis ; Suwa et al.,2019 : 34. (Savannakhet; Phonsi; Boun Neua-Ou Tai; Nam Kat; Nam Mat; Nam Pheng; Oudomsay; Thabok; Thana)

[ VIETNAM ]
Curetis bulis bulis ; Metaye,1957 : 89. (no loc.)
Curetis bulis fortunatus ; Metaye,1957 : 89. (N)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b : 341-342, pl.6, figs.45,♂,46,♂(Un). (Lam Dong: Dalat; Dong Nai: Trang Bom; Song Be: Banmethuout)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Eliot,1990 : 224, 206, figs.3,4h(♂,genitalia). (Vietnam)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Ikeda et al.,2001 : 55, figs.5:22,♂,23,♂(Un),7:42(♂genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Curetis bulis ; Lien,2003 : 57. (Phu Quoc)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Hao et al.,2004 : 9, 74, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Curetis bulis ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 42. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Huong Thuy; Bach Ma)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 69, figs.L-151,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me; Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 28, fig.L-151,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 48. (N / C / S)
Curetis bulis bulis ; Yokochi et al.,2015 : 42. (Khanh Hoa: Hon Ba)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 7♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 23♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 12♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Loei : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 6♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Houaphan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Champasak : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Cao Bang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vinh Phuc : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to high elevations (alt.10m - 1600m). Male makes a territory on the trees.
The species is highly seasonal and individual variation and is not possible to identify by underside markings. Male has less prominent discocelluler black bar on the UpF and more brighter orange tinge than dentata. However, some examples look very similar to other allied species and examination of the genitalia is needed for identification.

Literature

Westwood, J.O.,1850-1852 : In Doubleday et al., The genera of diurnal Lepidoptera.
vol.2 : ii + pp.251-534, pls.31-80,54. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.

Moore, F.,1879 : Descriptions of new Asiatic Diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):136-144.

Moore, F.,[1884] : Descriptions of new Asiatic Diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):521-535, pls.48-49.

Eliot, J.N.,1990 : Notes on the Genus Curetis Hubner (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)
Tyo to Ga 41(4):201-225.

Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Curetis bulis bulis ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Curetis bulis bulis ♂
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♂, Lampang, Thailand.
Curetis bulis bulis ♂ Curetis bulis bulis ♂
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂, Phetchabun, Thailand.

1999.05.24 - 2021.06.30.

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