Curetis sperthis sperthis  (Felder & Felder,[1865])

Curetis sperthis sperthis ♂ Up. Curetis sperthis sperthis ♂ Un. Curetis sperthis sperthis ♂ Up. Curetis sperthis sperthis ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Curetis sperthis sperthis ♂ Up. Curetis sperthis sperthis ♂ Un. Curetis sperthis sperthis ♂ genitalia Curetis sperthis sperthis ♂ genitalia
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Anops sperthis Felder & Felder,[1865]
OD : Reise Fregatte Novara, Lep. Rhop. (2):222.
TL : Malacca Interior. (NHML)
Distribution :
Myanmar, Thailand, Langkawi, W.Malaysia, [Singapore],
Borneo, Sumatra, Bangka, Java, Bali.
Curetis sperthis sperthis map

Synonyms

Curetis minima Distant & Pryer,1887 : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)19:265-266. TL. Borneo.
Curetis santana forma semilimbata Fruhstorfer,1908 : Stett. ent. Ztg. 69:59. TL. Java. (NHML)
Curetis santana forma latipicta Fruhstorfer,1908 : Stett. ent. Ztg. 69:59. TL. Java. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Curetis sperthis ; Godfrey,1930 : 326. (Pak Jong / Chonburi: Sriracha)
Curetis sperthis sperthis ; Pinratana,1981 : 154, pl.29, figs.6,♂,7,♂(Un). ("Loei"; Kao Yai; Nakhon Nayok; Ranong; Trang; Yala)
Curetis sperthis sperthis ; Eliot,1990 : 223, 208. (Thailand)
Curetis sperthis sperthis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 554, pl.251, figs.L57,♂,♂(Un). (Khao Yai; Koh Tarutao)
Curetis sperthis sperthis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 568, pl.257, figs.L82,♂,♂(Un). (Khao Yai; Koh Tarutao)
Curetis sperthis sperthis ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 46, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Kao Soi Dao; Kam Puan; Ka Chong; Tarutao Is; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 6♂ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low elevation (alt.30m - 450m).
The record of Loei in Pinratana,1981 needs to be reconfirmed and might be Curetis metayei based on its distribution.

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.

Distant, W.L. & Pryer, W.B.,1887 : On the Rhopalocera of Northern Borneo. Part.II.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)19:264-275.

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)
Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 41(4):201-225.

Curetis sperthis sperthis ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.05.24 - 2021.06.30.

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