Tarucus waterstradti dharta  Bethune-Baker,[1918]

Tarucus waterstradti dharta ♀ Up. Tarucus waterstradti dharta ♀ Un.
♀, 1986.03.13. Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Tarucus dharta Bethune-Baker,[1918]
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 65(2-4):291-292, pl.14, fig.15,♂,
pl.17, fig.14(♂,genitalia).
TL : Darjeeling, Sikkim.



Distribution : Nepal, Sikkim, Assam to Myanmar, N.Thailand.
waterstradti dharta map

Type Materials Information

Lectotype ♂, "Sikkim" [Darjeeling]. designated by K.Kunte & B.Huertas (NHML) ; Paralectotype ♀, Darjeeling, India. designated by K.Kunte & B.Huertas (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Tarucus waterstradti dharta ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 556, pl.252, figs.L65,♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep)
Tarucus waterstradti dharta ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 572, pl.259, figs.L89,♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep)
Tarucus waterstradti dharta ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 180. (by literature)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : Chiang Mai dist., 1986.03.13. 1♀ Y.Inayoshi (YI)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is very rare and hitherto has been known only one female specimen shown above in Thailand. It was found in montane forest. (alt.1200m)

Literature

Bethune-Baker, G.T.,[1918] : A revision of the genus Tarucus.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 65(2-4):269-296, 7 pls.

Basu, D.N., P.Churi, A.Soman, A.Senguptra, M.Bhakare, S.Lokhande, S.Bhoite, B.Huertas & K.Kunte,2019 :
The genus Tarucus Moore,[1881] (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in the Indian subcontinent
Trop. lepid. res. 29(2):87-110.

1999.06.24 - 2020.10.31.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.