Acytolepis puspa gisca  (Fruhstorfer,1910)

Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Un. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♀ Up. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Nan, Thailand.
Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Un. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♀ Up. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♀ Un.
♂ (wsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀ (wsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Un. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Phetchaburi, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Phetchaburi, Thailand.
Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Un. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Up. Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ab.), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Cyaniris puspa gisca Fruhstorfer,1910
OD : Stett. ent. Ztg. 71(2):285.
TL : Sikkim. (NHML)
Distribution : N.E.Afghanistan to Myanmar, Thailand,
Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, S.China.

Synonyms

Cyaniris puspa hermagoras Fruhstorfer,1910 : Stett. ent. Ztg. 71(2):284. TL. Hainan. (NHML)
Lycaenopsis puspa gisca dsf.artena Fruhstorfer,[1917] : Arch. Naturgesch. (A)82(1):25. TL. India. (NHML) (IFS)
Lycaenopsis puspa telis Fruhstorfer,[1917] : Arch. Naturgesch. (A)82(1):25. TL. Andaman. (NHML)
Celastrina puspa barneyi Corbet,1941 : Hongkong Nat. 10(3/4):149. TL. Hong Kong. (NHML)


Type Materials Information

gisca ; Lectotype ♂, Sikkim, India. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
hermagoras ; Lectotype ♀, Hainan. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
artena ; Lectotype ♂, Sikkim. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
telis ; Lectotype ♂, Andamans. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
barneyi ; Holotype ♂, Hong Kong. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Lycaenopsis puspa gisca ; Godfrey,1927 : 125. (N)
Lycaenopsis puspa gisca ; Godfrey,1930 : 317. (Doi Chang ; Prae: Me Song forest / Pak Jong ; Muak Lek / Chonburi: Sriracha)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Pinratana,1981 : 44, 162, pl.7, figs.1,♂,2,♂,3,♂(Un) ; pl.34, fig.3,♂(dsf) ; pl.35, fig.2,♂(dsf,Un). (Chiang Mai / Chaiyaphum / Chonburi / Nakhon Nayok / Ratchaburi)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 53, fig.25,♂. (Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Pung)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 66, fig.71,♂. (Umphang: Tha Sai ; Umphang)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Katsuyama et al.,2006 : 47, fig.52,♂. (Nan: Ban Nam Poon)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 564, pl.255, figs.L88a,♂,♂(Un),♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Wiang Papao / Wang Chin)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 582, pl.264, figs.L113a,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Wiang Pa Pao / Wang Chin / Nakhon Nayok)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 187, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok / Doi Ang Khaang / Chiang Dao / Doi Suthep / Doi Inthanon / THung Saleng Luang / Phu Kradung / Phu Khiewo / Kao Yai / Nakohn Nayok / Wan Nam Khiewo / Kao Soi Dao / Kratchin WF. / Kao Saverb / Kao Khiewo / Doi Musso / Thung Yai / Sai Yok Noi / Kaeng Kratchan)
Celatoxia marginata splendens ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 188, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Kao Soi Dao)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Ratchaburi) (accessed: 2020.12.13)

[ LAOS ]
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 69, pl.99, figs.B5,♂,B6,♂(Un),B7,♀,B8,♀(Un). (Luang Prabang / Vientiane / Pakse / Vang Vieng)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 214, pl.109, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀. (Oudomxay / Xaignabouri / Lak Sao)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 46. (Thabok / Nhahin)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Onodera,2009b : 35,37,42. (Vientiane: Namsong Riverside / Houaphan: Phu Phan / Bolikhamxai: Phon Si)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 51.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Acytopepis puspa gisca ; Woodfield & Murton,2006 : figs.♂,♂(Un). (Botum Sakor NP.)
Acytolepis puspa ; Onodera,2009 : 67. (Siem Reap: Phnum Kulen)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Lycaenopsis puspa imperatrix ; Fruhstorfer,1915-1924 : 869. (Tonkin)
Cyaniris puspa imperatrix ; Godfrey,1919 : 469. (S: Daban)
Lycaenopsis puspa ; Lemee,1950 : 65. (Saigon)
Lycaenopsis puspa imperatrix ; Metaye,1957 : 91. (N / C)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Ikeda et al.,2001 : 48, figs.2:6,♂,7,♂(Un),8,♀,6:11(♂genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Hao et al.,2004 : 9, 75, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Acytolepis puspa ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 42. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Huong Thuy; Phong Dien)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 53, figs.L-33,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Dai Duc Me ; Madagui / Dong Nai: Thac Mai / Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Nihira,2009 : 101. (Phu Quoc)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 50. (N / C / S)
Acytolepis puspa gisca ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 80. (S: Nui Cam)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 9♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 14♂ 5♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 3♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 10♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Uttaradit : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Loei : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chonburi : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 12♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is very common in montane forest at low to high elevations (alt.200m - 1600m).
Some examples of the extreme dry season form are quite similar to that of Celatoxia marginata. I consider figured specimen of Celatoxia marginata splendens in Kimura et al.(2014) is this species.

Literature

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.

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : A List of the Butterflies of Hong Kong (3).
Hongkong Nat. 10(3/4):148-165A, 166, 5 figs, 1 pl.

Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Acytolepis puspa gisca ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂ Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂
♂ (center), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Lampang, Thailand.
Acytolepis puspa gisca ♂
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.06.25 - 2020.12.31.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.