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

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

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

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)

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.