Callenya melaena melaena   (Doherty,1899)

melaea ♂ Up. melaea ♂ Un. melaea ♂ Up. melaea ♂ Un.
‰, 1987.04.03. Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ‰, 1991.03.03. Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
melaea ♂ Up. melaea ♂ Un. melaea ♂ Up. melaea ♂ Un.
‰, 1987.04.06. Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ‰, 1987.04.06. Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
melaea ♂ Up. melaea ♂ Un. melaea ♂ Up. melaea ♂ Un.
‰, 1987.03.31. Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ‰, 1996.03.28. Cham Pasak, Paksong, Laos.

ON : Cyaniris melaena  Doherty,1899
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 58(4):434-435, pl.23, fig.13,(‰).
TL : Tenasserim.



Distribution : India, Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
melaea map


Synonyms

Cyaniris melaenoides  Tytler,1915 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 24(1):121, pl.3, fig.28(‰).  TL. Manipur, India.
Lycaenopsis minima  Evans,1932 : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.) :222.  TL. Manipur, India. (BMNH)


Type Materials Information

melaena  ; Holotype ‰, Tenasserim Valley, Burma.
melaenoides  ; Lectotype ‰, Manipur, India. designated by Eliot & Kawazoe,1983. (BMNH)
minima  ; Lectotype ‰, Manipur, India. designated by Eliot & Kawazoe,1983. (BMNH)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Callenya melaena melaena ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 562, pl.255, fig.L87,‰(Laos),‰(Un,Laos),Š(Laos),Š(Un,Laos).

[ LAOS ]
Callenya melaena ssp. ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 215, pl.109, figs.‰,‰(Un),Š. (Oudomxay / Lak Sao / Nhahin)
[ Callenya lenya lenya ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 215, pl.109, figs.Š,Š(Un). (Thateng) ]
[ Callenya lenya lenya ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 46. (Namdhua / Thabeng / Thakhek) ]

[ VIETNAM ]
[ Callenya lenya ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 42. (Thua Thien Hue: Huong Thuy) ]
Callenya lenya ssp. ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 53, figs.L-25,‰,Š. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Dai Duc Me)
Callenya melaena ssp. ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 53, figs.L-26,‰,Š. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Gung Re)
Callenya melaena ssp. ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 19.


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
 Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep.     1987.01.30   1‰    A.Wakaumi  (YI)
 Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep.     1991.03.03   2‰    Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep.     1987.03.31   1‰    Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep.     1987.04.03   1‰    Y.Inayoshi (YI)
 Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep.     1987.04.06   2‰    Y.Inayoshi (YI)

[ LAOS ]
 Cham Pasak, Paksong.        1996.03.28   1‰    Y.Inayoshi (YI)

Notes

Literature

Doherty, W.,1889 : On certain Lycaenidae from Lower Tenasserim.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 58(4):409-440, 2 pls.

Tytler, H.C.,1915 : Notes on some new and interesting Butterflies from Manipur and the Naga Hills.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 24(1):119-155, pls.3,4, 29 figs.

Evans, W.H.,1932 : The identification of Indian butterflies. second edition revised.
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : 10+454pp, 32 pls, 9 figs.

Y.Inayoshi & K.Saito, 1999.06.25 - 2011.03.15.