Freyeria trochylus orientalis  Forster, 1980

Freyeria trochylus orientalis ♂ Up. Freyeria trochylus orientalis ♂ Un.
♂, 2014.04.07. Sa Kaeo, Thailand.

ON : Freyeria trochylus orientalis Forster, 1980
OD : Spixiana 3(1):7. figs.26(HT,♂),27(HT,♂Un).28(♂,genitalia).
TL : Kathmandu Valley, Nagarjong, Nepal. (♂)
Distribution : Nepal, India, Thailand, Cambodia. [? Laos]
Freyeria trochylus orientalis map

Records taken from Literature

Chilades trochylus orientalis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Udon Thani; Sa Kaeo; Nakhon Nayok) (accessed: 2023.04.07)

[ LAOS ]
'Freyeria trochylus orientalis ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 71, not fig. (list only)'
'Freyeria trochylus orientalis ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 215, not fig. (list only)'
'Chilades trochylus orientalis ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 52.'

Freyeria trochylus orientalis ; Chartier & Kosterin,2022 : 121, fig.4C. (Kandal)

Specimens Examined

Sa Kaeo : 4♂ (incl. photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
2014.04.07. 1♂ S.Sophonviwatkul (YI).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 1♂ (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


New to Thailand.
All previous records of this species from Thailand are considered to be Freyeria putli. The first capture record from Thailand was a male specimen obtained by Supat Sophonviwatkul on 07.Apr.2014 in Sa Kaeo Province.
The butterfly is uncommon and very localized in fields at low to moderate elevations. No reliable specimens are known from Laos. Confirmation by specimens is necessary.


Forster, W.,1980 : Einige neue Tagfalterformen aus Nepal (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera).
Spixiana 3(1):1-9.

Talavera, G., Lukhtanov, V.A., Pierce, N.E. & Vila, R.,2013 :
Establishing criteria for higher-level classification using molecular data: the systematics of Polyommatus blue butterflies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)
Cladistics. 29:1–27.

Freina, J.J.,2014 :
Zoogeographische, okologische und taxonomische Studie zu den Zwillingsarten Chilades trochylus Freyer,1845 und Chilades putli Kollar,1848 (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae, Lycaeninae, Polyommatini)
Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo, N.F.34(4):145-160.

Freyeria trochylus orientalis ♂ Freyeria trochylus orientalis ♂
♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul) ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)
Freyeria trochylus orientalis ♂ Freyeria trochylus orientalis ♂
♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul) ♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)

1999.07.04 - 2023.04.30.

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