Megisba malaya sikkima  Moore,1884

Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Up. Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Un. Megisba malaya sikkima ♀ Up. Megisba malaya sikkima ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.
Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Up. Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Un. Megisba malaya sikkima ♀ Up. Megisba malaya sikkima ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Tak, Thailand.
Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Up. Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Un. Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Up. Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Un.
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Megisba sikkima Moore,1884
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):21.
TL : India ; Sikkim. (ZSI ?)



Distribution : N.India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, China, Formosa, W.Malaysia to Java, Philippines, Sulawesi.
Megisba malaya sikkima map

Synonyms

Pathalia albidisca Moore,1884 : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):21. TL. India. (NHML)
Megisba malaya volubilis Fruhstorfer,1918 : Arch. Naturgesch. (A)82(12):6. TL. Formsa. (NHML)
Megisba malaya velina Fruhstorfer,1918 : Arch. Naturgesch. (A)82(12):6. TL. Nordost-Sumatra. (NHML)
Megisba malaya infumata Fruhstorfer,1918 : Arch. Naturgesch. (A)82(12):7. TL. Sud-Celebes. (NHML)
Megisba malaya rosanna Fruhstorfer,1918 : Arch. Naturgesch. (A)82(12):7. TL. Mindoro. (NHML)
* Megisba malaya var.iwasakii Matsumura,1919 : Thous. Ins. Japan Addit. 3:643, pl.49, fig.24. TL. Japan. (EIHU)
Megisba malaya malaya forma siebersi Toxopeus,1927 : Tijdschr. Ent. 70:283-284, pl.2, fig.5. TL. Depok, W.Java. (IFS)


Type Materials Information

sikkima  ; Holotype ♂, India ; Sikkim. (ZSI ?)
albidisca  ; Lectotype ♂, N.W.Himalaya. Capt.Beckett. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
volubilis  ; Lectotype ♂, Formosa. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
velina  ; Lectotype ♂, N.O.Sumatra. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
infumata  ; Lectotype ♂, 1895.Nov. Samanga, S.Celebes. H.Fruhstorfer. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
rosanna  ; Lectotype ♂, Mindoro. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
iwasakii  ; Holotype ♀, Japan. (EIHU)
siebersi  ; Holotype ♀, Java. [Infrasubspecific name.]


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Megisba malaya ; Godfrey,1916 : 135. (Pak Jong / Prae: Me Song Forest)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Godfrey,1930 : 314. (Chiang Rai / Pak Jong)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Godfrey,1931 : 195. (Ko Tao)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Pinratana,1981 : 49, 164, pl.7, figs.23,♂,24,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Chanthaburi / Kanchanaburi / Nakhon Nayok)
Megisba malaya velina ; Pinratana,1981 : 49, 164, pl.7, fig.25,♂(Un). (Ranong / Yala)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 34, fig.95,♂. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram ; Ban Gok Tum)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 66, fig.74,♂. (Umphang)
Megisba malaya sikkimma [sic] ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 561, pl.254, figs.L82a,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un),♀[♂]. (Chiang Mai)
Megisba malaya velina ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 561, not fig. (Than To)
Callenya lenya lenya : pl.255, figs.L86,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (in part)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Les Day,2011 - : Butterflies of Koh Samui, fig. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2020.11.27)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 580, pl.263, figs.L107,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai / Than To)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 194, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao / Phu Khiewo / Nakohn Nayok / Kao Khiewo / Sai Yok Noi / Ranong Hot Spring / Key Rap Nam / Than To)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Khon Kaen / Phetchabun / Ratchaburi / Sa Kaeo / Trat / Yala) (accessed: 2020.11.27)

[ LAOS ]
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 70, pl.100, fig.B1,♀. (Luang Prabang / Vang Vieng / Phatong)
Megisba malaya velina ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 70, pl.100, fig.B2,♀. (No data)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 215, pl.110, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Vientiane / Nam Dhua / Xiang Khouang)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 51.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Megisba malaya ; Onodera,2008 : 58. (Mondolkiri: Bousra)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Megisba malaya ; Metaye,1957 : 91. (no loc.)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Ikeda et al.,2001 : 48, figs.2:11,♀,12,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Megisba malaya ; Lien,2003 : 58. (Phu Quoc)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Hao et al.,2004 : 9, 75, fig.♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Megisba malaya ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 42. (Thua Thien Hue: A Luoi; Phong Dien)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 52, figs.L-23,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Megisba malaya sikkima ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 50. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 11♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 2♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chonburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Prachuap Khiri Khan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Sekong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Cham Pasak : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.20m - 1200m).

Literature

Moore, F.,1884 :
Descriptions of some New Asiatic Lepidoptera; chiefly from Specimens contained inthe Indian Museum, Calcutta.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):16-52.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1918 : Altes und Neues uber Megisba malaya.
Arch. Naturgesch. (A)82(12):4-8.

Toxopeus, L.J.,1927 : Lycaenidae Australasiae II.
Eine Revision der javanischen, zu Lycaenopsis Felder und verwandten Genera gehorigen Arten.
(Mit Einfuhrung von 6 neuen Genera, Beschreibung von 2 neuen Species und 5 neuen Subspecies).
Tijdschr. Ent. 70:232-302, 1 pl, 27 figs.

Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Megisba malaya sikkima ♀
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Megisba malaya sikkima ♂
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂, Lampang, Thailand.
Megisba malaya sikkima ♂ Megisba malaya sikkima ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

1999.06.25 - 2020.11.30.

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