Celastrina hersilia sudjaii  Saito & Inayoshi,2018

Celastrina hersilia sudjaii ♂ Up. Celastrina hersilia sudjaii ♂ Un. Celastrina hersilia sudjaii ♀ Up. Celastrina hersilia sudjaii ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Holotype ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Paratype
Celastrina hersilia sudjaii ♂ Up. Celastrina hersilia sudjaii ♂ Un. Celastrina hersilia sudjaii ♂ Up. Celastrina hersilia sudjaii ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Paratype ♂, Xieng Khouang, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera)

ON : Celastrina hersilia sudjaii Saito & Inayoshi,2018
OD : Butterflies 79:34, figs.60(HT,♂),61(PT,♀).
TL : Doi Pomeun, Chiang Mai, N.Thailand. (♂, RIEB)
Distribution : N.Thailand, Laos.

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 2013.ii.25. Doi Pomeun, Chiang Mai, N.Thailand. P.Sukkit. (RIEB)
Paratypes : Same locality as Holotype. 8♂ 1♀ (THNHM, in coll. K.Saito & Y.Inayoshi)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 12♂ 1♀ (incl.type series and photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : Phou Samsoum. 2018.03.30. 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at high elevations (alt.1600m - 2200m) and seems single generation in a year.
A male specimen was caught in Xieng Khouang, Laos by Mr.Hiroaki Onodera and is the first record from Laos. It seems to belong to this subspecies.
And in Saito & Inayoshi,2018, the specimen illustrated as Celastrina hersilia evansi is misidentification of close species Celastrina sugitanii lenzeni.

Literature

Saito, K. & Y. Inayoshi,2018 : New Taxa and new records of butterflies from Indochina.
Butterflies 79:28-57.

Celastrina hersilia sudjaii ♂ Celastrina hersilia sudjaii ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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