Curetis dentata dentata  Moore,1879

Curetis dentata dentata ♂ Up. Curetis dentata dentata ♂ Un. Curetis dentata dentata ♀ Up. Curetis dentata dentata ♀ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Curetis dentata dentata ♂ Up. Curetis dentata dentata ♂ Un. Curetis dentata dentata ♀ Up. Curetis dentata dentata ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Curetis dentata dentata ♂ Up. Curetis dentata dentata ♂ Un. Curetis dentata dentata ♂ Up. Curetis dentata dentata ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Champasak, Laos.
Curetis dentata dentata ♂ Up. Curetis dentata dentata ♂ Un. Curetis dentata dentata ♂ genitalia Curetis dentata dentata ♂ genitalia
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

ON : Curetis dentata Moore,1879
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):137-138.
TL : Deyra Doon, N.W.India.
Distribution : India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, C. & S.Vietnam.

● ssp.dentata
ssp.denta
Curetis dentata map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Curetis acta fortunatus ; Godfrey,1927 : 125. (N)
Curetis dentata dentata ; Pinratana,1981 : 153, pl.29, fig.18,♂ ; pl.30, figs.1,♀,2,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum; Lampang; Nakhon Ratchasima)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Eliot,1990 : 224, 207, figs.11,12(♂,genitalia). (Thailand)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 256, fig.189,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Sa Duak Bua ; Phu Pha Phung)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 32. (Mukdahan: Phu Huay Sing ; Ban Gok Tum)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 53. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram ; Phu Hin Khan ; Phu Ma No Rom; Ubon Ratchathani: Ban Ba Hai)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 67, figs.99,♂,100,♀. (Umphang: Tha-Sai)
Curetis santana malayica ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.250, figs.L54,♂,♂(Un). (in part)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 554, pl.250, figs.L56,♂♀,♀(Un). (Wang Chin; Chiang Mai)
Curetis santana malayica ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.256, figs.L79,♂(Kanchanaburi),♂(Un,Kanchanaburi). (in part).
Curetis acuta dentata ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 568, pl.257, figs.L81,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀,♀(Un). (Wang Chin; Chiang Mai; Mukdahan)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Curetis dentata ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 49, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Maethro; Thung Saleng Luang; Phu Khiewo; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao; Kao Khiewo; Thung Yai; Erawan WF; Sai Yok Noi; Kuwai Yai; Ratchaburi)

[ LAOS ]
Curetis dentata ssp. ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 77, pl.109, figs.A11,♂,12,♂(Un). (Pakse; Nam Moh)
Curetis santana malayica ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.129, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Vieng Xai)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.129, figs.♂,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Xaignabouri; Xam Neua; Oudomxay; Vientiane)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 48. (Namdhua; Thakhek)
Curetis santana malayica ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56.
Curetis acuta dentata ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56.
Curetis acuta dentata ; Suwa et al.,2013 : 29. (Nahin)

[ VIETNAM ]
Curetis dentata dentata ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b : 342-343, pl.6, figs.47,♂,48,♂(Un) ; pl.7, figs.49,♀,50,♀(Un). (Dong Nai: Dinh Quan)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Eliot,1990 : 224, 207, figs.11,12(♂,genitalia). (S.Vietnam)
Curetis acuta dentata ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 69, fig.L-152,♂. (Lam Dong: Madagui; Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Curetis dentata ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 48. (C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 18♂ 6♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lamphun : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Champasak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.400m - 700m). Male makes a territory on the trees.
Eliot,1990 regarded dentata as subspecies of acuta. Kimura et al.,2014 treated it as an independent species due to the differences of markings. I follow Kimura provisionally due to the shape of the genitalia, however further taxonomic study is needed for acuta complex.
The species has prominent discocelluler black bar on the UpF and male is more deep reddish tinge than bulis. Some examples look very similar to other allied species, examination of the genitalia is needed for identification.

Literature

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

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

Curetis dentata ♂ Curetis dentata ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.05.24 - 2021.06.30.

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