Curetis santana malayica  (Felder & Felder,[1865])

Curetis santana malayica ♂ Up. Curetis santana malayica ♂ Un. Curetis santana malayica ♂ Up. Curetis santana malayica ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.
Curetis santana malayica ♂ Up. Curetis santana malayica ♂ Un. Curetis santana malayica ♂ genitalia Curetis santana malayica ♂ genitalia
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Anops malayica Felder & Felder,[1865]
OD : Reise Fregatte Novara, Lep. Rhop. (2):221, pl.28, fig.18,♂.
TL : Malacca Interior. (NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
S.Vietnam, W.Malaysia, Tioman, Aur, Singapore, Borneo,
Sumatra, Bangka.
Curetis santana malayica map

Synonym

Curetis santana malayica forma.honesta Fruhstorfer,1908 : Stett. ent. Ztg. 69:58. TL. W.Sumatra. (NHML) (IFS)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
"Curetis bulis malayica ; Godfrey,1916 : 138. (Sriracha; Prae: Me Song forest)"
"Curetis bulis malayica ; Godfrey,1930 : 326-327. (Chonburi: Sriracha)"
Curetis bulis malayica ; Pendlebury,1923 : 45. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang)
Curetis bulis malayica ; Godfrey,1930 : 326-327. (Bangnara; Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang; Songkhla: Tepa; Pattani: Khao Kalakiri)
Curetis bulis malayica ; Godfrey,1932a : 271. (P)
Curetis santana malayica ; Pinratana,1981 : 153, pl.29, figs.4,♂,5,♂(Un). (Ranong; Trang; Yala)
Curetis santana malayica ; Eliot,1990 : 224. (Thailand)
Curetis santana malayica ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2021.04.19)
"Curetis santana malayica ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)"
Curetis santana malayica ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 47, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Curetis santana malayica ; Eliot,1990 : 208, 224. (S: Lang Biam Plateau)
"Curetis santana malayica ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 48. (N: Lai Chau / C: Nghe An, Ha Tinh)"


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 8♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low elevation (alt.50m - 450m).
The records from continental area are most likely misidentification of dentata as Kimura et al.,2014 pointed out or metayei. I have never seen any reliable specimens, at least from continental Thailand and Laos. However, it is assumed to be distributed along Tenasserim and Dawna ranges from peninsular to western Thailand. Further distributional research is needed.

Literature

Felder, C. & Felder, R.,1865-1875 :
Rhopalocera. In Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen Commodore B. von Wullerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band:
Abtheilung. Wien : vi + 548 + [1] pp in 5 parts, 140 pls.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1908 : Neue Curetis und Uebersicht der bekannten Arten.
Stett. ent. Ztg. 69:49-59.

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

2006.02.26 - 2021.06.30.

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