Acytolepis puspa lambi  (Distant,1882)

Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Un. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♀ Up. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Un. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♀ Up. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♀ Un.
♂, Narathiwat, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Un. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.
Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Un. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♀ Up. Acytolepis puspa lambi ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand. ♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand.

ON : Polyommatus lambi Distant,1882
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)10:245-246.
TL : Province Wellesley, Malay Pen.
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Singapore.

Synonym

Cyaniris imperatrix Butler,1900 : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7)5:444-445. TL. Siam. (NHML)


Type Materials Information

lambi ; Holotype ♂, West Malaysia.
imperatrix ; Holotype ♂, Siam. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Cyaniris puspa imperatrix ; Godfrey,1916 : 135. (Chonburi: Dong Rek Hills)
Lycaenopsis puspa imperatrix ; Fruhstorfer,1915-1924 : 869. (Siam)
Acytolepis puspa lambi ; Pinratana,1981 : 44, 163, pl.7, figs.4,♂,5,♂(Un). (Nakhon Sri Thammarat / Ranong / Satun)
Callenya lenya lenya ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.255, figs.L86,♂,♂(Un). (in part)
Acytolepis puspa lambi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 564, pl.255, figs.L88b,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). ("Kao Soi Dao" [loc.err.] / Khao Phanom Bencha)
Acytolepis puspa lambi ; Les Day,2011 - : Butterflies of Koh Samui, fig. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2020.12.13)
Acytolepis puspa lambi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 582, pl.264, figs.L113b,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). ("Kao Soi Dao" [loc.err.] / Khao Phanom Bencha)
Acytolepis puspa lambi ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 187, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Poh Ta / Kam Puan / Khlong Naka / Kao Luang / Satun / Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 7♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattania : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 10♂ 12♀ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Narathiwat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.20m - 1300m).
Some examples have weak white scales on the UpF. And this characteristic is especially frequent in Koh Phangan.

Literature

Distant, W.L.,1882 : Undescribed Rhopalocera from the Malay Peninsula.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)10:245-248.

Butler, A.G.,1900 : A List of the species of Cyaniris, a well-known group of the family Lycaenidae.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7)5:441-451.

Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂ Acytolepis puspa lambi ♂
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand. ♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand.

1999.07.04 - 2020.12.31.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.