Curetis saronis sumatrana  Corbet,1937

Curetis saronis sumatrana ♂ Up. Curetis saronis sumatrana ♂ Un. Curetis saronis sumatrana ♀ Up. Curetis saronis sumatrana ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Curetis saronis sumatrana ♂ Up. Curetis saronis sumatrana ♂ Un. Curetis saronis sumatrana ♀ Up. Curetis saronis sumatrana ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani, Thailand.

ON : Curetis saronis sumatrana Corbet,1937
OD : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)6(12):231.
TL : Sumatra.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra.

● ssp.indosinica
ssp.sumatrana
Curetis saronis map

Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, Sumatra. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Curetis saronis indosinica ; Pinratana,1981 : 155. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Narathiwat; Ranong) (in part)
Curetis saronis indosinica ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 554, pl.251, fig.L62,♀. (Ranong; Yala; Narathiwat) (in part)
Curetis saronis indosinica ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2021.06.03)
Curetis saronis indosinica ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 570, pl.258, figs.L87,♀,♀(Un). (Ranong; Yala; Narathiwat) (in part)
Curetis saronis sumatrana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 45, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 6♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.30m - 800m).
The exact subspecies of Koh Samui population is uncertain, as it has not been examined by specimens. I tentatively assigned it to this taxon based on its distribution, however further specimen comparisons are needed.

Literature

Corbet, A.S.,1937 : A revision of the Malayan species of Curetis Hubner (Lepidoptera-Lycaenidae)
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)6(12):224-233.

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

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