Everes argiades diporides  Chapman,1909

Everes argiades ssp. ♂ Up. Everes argiades ssp. ♂ Un. Everes argiades ssp. ♀ Up. Everes argiades ssp. ♀ Un.
♂, Loei, Thailand. ♀, Loei, Thailand.
Everes argiades ssp. ♂ Up. Everes argiades ssp. ♂ Un. Everes argiades ssp. ♀ Up. Everes argiades ssp. ♀ Un.
♂, Loei, Thailand. ♀, Loei, Thailand.
Everes argiades ssp. ♂ Up. Everes argiades ssp. ♂ Un. Everes argiades ssp. ♀ Up. Everes argiades ssp. ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Champasak, Laos. ♀, Xieng Khouang, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Everes argiades var.diporides Chapman,1909
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 56(3/4)(Proc.):lxxxii-lxxxiii,
pl.A, fig.7; pl.C, fig.2(genitalia).
TL : India.



Distribution : Himalayas to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam,
S.China.
Everes argiades diporides map


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Everes argiades diporides ; Pinratana,1981 : 39, 161, pl.30, fig.5,♀(Un) ; pl.35, figs.10,♂,15,♂(Un). (Loei / Khon Kaen)
"Everes argiades diporides ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 558, pl.253, fig.L70,♂(Un,Laos)."
Everes argiades diporides ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 574, pl.259, figs.L95,♂,♂(Un). (Loei)
Everes argiades diporides ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 183, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phu Kradung)
Everes argiades diporides ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Phetchabun) (accessed: 2020.10.05)

[ LAOS ]
Everes argiades diporides ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 214, pl.108, fig.♂(Un). (Xiang Khouang)
Everes argiades diporides ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 51.

[ VIETNAM ]
Everes argiades ; Metaye,1957 : 90. (C)
Everes argiades diporides ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 49. (C)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Loei : 10♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xiang Khouang : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Champasak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane grassland at moderate elevations (alt.800m - 1200m).
In general, Taxon diporides in India has wide black marginal band on the UpF. However populations in Indo-China region have much narrower black marginal band as Kimura et al. (2014) pointed out. I treat these as ssp.diporides provisionally, further taxonomic study is needed.

Literature

Chapman, T.A.,1909 : A Mimetic Group of Indian Celastrinids (Cyaniris) and Everids.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 56(3/4):lxxxi-lxxxiv, pls.A,B.C.

Everes argiades ssp. ♂ Everes argiades ssp. ♀
♂, Loei, Thailand. ♀, Loei, Thailand.
Everes argiades ssp. ♂ Everes argiades ssp. ♀
♂, Loei, Thailand. ♀, Loei, Thailand.
Everes argiades ssp. ♂ Everes argiades ssp. ♀
♂, Loei, Thailand. ♀, Loei, Thailand.

1999.06.24 - 2020.11.30.

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