Udara dilecta dilecta  (Moore,1879)

Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Up. Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Un. Udara dilecta dilecta ♀ Up. Udara dilecta dilecta ♀ Un.
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Up. Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Un. Udara dilecta dilecta ♀ Up. Udara dilecta dilecta ♀ Un.
♂, Phetchabun, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Up. Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Un. Udara dilecta dilecta ♀ Up. Udara dilecta dilecta ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Up. Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Un. Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Up. Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Polyommatus dilectus Moore,1879
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):139.
TL : Nepal. (NHML)
Distribution : N.W.Himalayas to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, China, Formosa, Japan, W.Malaysia. (Philippines)

Synonyms

Cyaniris dilectus hermonthis Fruhstorfer,1909 : Ent. Zeit. 23(25):116-117. TL. Polisha, Formosa. (NHML)
Cyaniris dilectus hainana Fruhstorfer,1910 : Stett. ent. Ztg. 71(2):289. TL. Hainan. (NHML)
Lycaenopsis cardia dilectina Fruhsorfer,[1917] : Arch. Naturgesch. (A)82(1):14. TL. China. (NHML)


Type Materials Information

dilecta  ; Lectotype ♂, Nepal. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
hermonthis  ; Lectotype ♂, Formosa. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
hainana  ; Lectotype ♂, Hainan. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
dilectina  ; Lectotype ♂, 1890.June. Omei-Shan, 3620 ft. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Lycaenopsis cardia dilecta ; Godfrey,1927 : 125. (N)
Lycaenopsis cardia dilecta ; Godfrey,1930 : 318. (Doi Chang / Chiang Mai)
Celastrina dilecta ; Shirozu & Saigusa,1962 : 82-83, pl.15, figs.113,♂, 114,♂(Un), Textfig.41,♂genitalia. (Ban Mae Hoi)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Pinratana,1981 : 47, 163, pl.7, figs.16,♂,17,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Chanthaburi / Nakhon Nayok)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 564, pl.255, figs.L90,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂,♀. (Doi Inthanon)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 584, pl.264, figs.L115,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂(bottom,center),♀. (Doi Inthanon) (in part)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 192, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok / Doi Chiang Dao / Doi Suthep / Doi Inthanon / Maethro / Phu Kradung / Phu Khiewo / Kao Yai / Nakohn Nayok / Kao Soi Dao / Muang Shone)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (no data) (accessed: 2020.12.05)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Chaianunporn & Chaianunporn,2019 : 85. (Chaiyaphum: Chulabhorn Dam)

[ LAOS ]
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 70, pl.100, figs.A5,♂,A6,♂(Un). (Vang Vieng / Phatong)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 214, pl.109, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Lak Sao / Phong Saly)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Onodera,2009b : 37. (Xieng Kouang: Nam Noen / Houaphan: Phu Phan)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 51.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Cyaniris dilectus ; Joannis,1901 : 327. (Tonkin: Cao Bang)
Lycaenopsis dilecta ; Metaye,1957 : 91. (C)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Luong et al.,2004 : 9, 75, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 53, fig.L-27,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 25, fig.L-27♀. (Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Udara dilecta dilecta ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 51. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 8♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 22♂ 6♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 3♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 8♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak ; 3♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 4♂ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Champasak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is very common in montane forest at low to high elevations (alt.300m - 2600m).


Literature

Moore, F.,1879 : Descriptions of new Asiatic diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):136-144.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1909 : Lepidopterologisches Pele-Mele. Neues aus Formosa.
Ent. Zeit. 23(25):116-117.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1910 : Neue Cyaniris-Rassen und Ubersicht der bekannten Arten.
Stett. ent. Ztg. 71(2):282-305.

Fruhstorfer, H.,[1917] : Revision der Lycaenidengattung Lycaenopsis auf Grund morphologischer Vergleiche der Klammerorgane.
Arch. Naturgesch. (A)82(1):1-42, 20 figs.


Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Udara dilecta dilecta ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Udara dilecta dilecta ♂ Udara dilecta dilecta ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.06.25 - 2020.12.31.
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