Leptotes plinius  (Fabricius,1793)

Leptotes plinius ♂ Up. Leptotes plinius ♂ Un. Leptotes plinius ♀ Up. Leptotes plinius ♀ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Leptotes plinius ♂ Up. Leptotes plinius ♂ Un. Leptotes plinius ♀ Up. Leptotes plinius ♀ Un.
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Hesperia plinius Fabricius,1793
OD : Ent. syst. 3(1):284.
TL : "Indiis"
Distribution : Sri Lanka to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, Hainan, China, Formosa, Java to E.Australia, Philippines,
Bismarks, Solomons, New Hebrides, Mariana, Palau.

Synonyms

Polyommatus lybas Godart,[1824] : in Ency, meth. 9(Ins.)(2):655-656. TL. Timor.
Lycaena hyrcanus C.Felder,1860 : Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien 40(11):455. TL. Amboina.
Lycaena pseudocassius Murray,1873 : Ent. mon. Mag. 10:126. TL. E.Australia.
Tarucus leopardus Schultze,1910 : Philippine J. Sci. 5:161-162, pl.1, fig.9. TL. Luzon. (♂♀)
Syntarucus manusi Rothschile,1915 : Novit. zool. 22:390-391. TL. Manus, Admiralty.
Tarucus plinius plutarchus Fruhstorfer,[1922] : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:893, pl.153b. TL. N.Sulawesi.
Tarucus plinius celis Fruhstorfer,[1922] : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:893. TL. E.Sulawesi.
Tarucus plinius zingis Fruhstorfer,[1922] : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:893. TL. Buton.
Tarucus plinius juvenal Fruhstorfer,[1922] : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:893. TL. Batjan.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Tarucus plinius ; Godfrey,1916 : 137. (Prae: Mae Song Forest)
Syntarucus plinius ; Godfrey,1927 : 125. (N)
Syntarucus plinius ; Godfrey,1930 : 319-320. (Prae: Me Song forest / Chiang Rai / Bangkok)
Syntarucus plinius ; Shirozu & Saigusa,1962 : 66-67, pl.10, figs.75&,#9794;,76,♂(Un),77,♀,78,♀(Un), Textfig.30,♂genitalia. (Chieng Mai / Mae Hoi)
Syntarucus plinius ; Pinratana,1981 : 55, pl.8, figs.15,♂,16,♀,17,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Chaiyaphum / Bangkok / Chonburi / Kanchanaburi / Nakhon Ratchasima)
Syntarucus plinius ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 257, fig.179,♀. (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Thaep)
Syntarucus plinius ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 34. (Mukdahan: Phu Huay Sing ; Ban Na Lak ; Ban Gok Tum)
Syntarucus plinius ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 66, fig.75,♂. (Umphang: Tha Sai ; Umphang)
Syntarucus plinius ; Katsuyama et al.,2006 : 47, fig.59,♂. (Nan: Mae Charim)
Leptotes plinius ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 572, pl.259, figs.L111,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kanchanaburi / Bangkok / Wiang Pa Pao)
Leptotes plinius ; Les Day,2011 - : Butterflies of Koh Samui, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2021.02.26)
Leptotes plinius ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 592, pl.268, figs.L136,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kanchanaburi / Bangkok / Wiang Pa Pao)
Leptotes plinius ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 178, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok / Chiang Dao / Doi Suthep / Doi Inthanon / Maethro / Phu Kradung / Phu Khiewo / Wan Nam Khiewo / Bang Phra / Bangkok / Doi Musso / Kaeng Chai / Kuwai Yai / Kanchanaburi)
Leptotes plinius ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Ratchaburi / Bangkok / Chachoengsao) (accessed: 2021.09.21)
Leptotes plinius ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)

[ LAOS ]
Syntarucus plinius ssp. ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 71, pl.102, figs.A1.♂,A2.♂(Un). (Tha Ngone / Vientiane / Vang Vieng / Phatong)
Syntarucus plinius ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 215, pl.110, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Vang Vieng / Xiang Khouang)
Syntarucus plinius ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 52.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Syntarucus plinius ; Shirozu & Saigusa,1962 : 66-67, pl.10, figs.75.♂,76.♂(Un),77.♀,78.♀(Un), Textfig.30,♂genitalia. (Chieng Mai / Mae Hoi)
Leptotes plinius ; Onodera,2008 : 61,60,fig. (Mondolkiri: Bousra)
Leptotes plinius ; Onodera,2009 : 63. (Mondolkiri: Bousra)
Leptotes plinius plinius ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Tarucus plinius ; Lemee,1950 : 19. (Backan)
Tarucus plinius ; Metaye,1957 : 90. (no loc.)
Syntarucus plinius ; Lien,2003 : 58. (Phu Quoc)
Syntarucus plinius ; Hao et al.,2004 : 10. (Cuc Phuong)
Syntarucus plinius plinius ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 56, figs.L-42,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Gung Re ; Madagui / Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Syntarucus plinius plinius ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 52. (N / C / S)
Leptotes plinius plinius ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 79. (S: Nui Ket)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 3♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Rai : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 14♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Champasak : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is very common in montane and secondary forest at low to high elevations (alt.50m - 2500m).

Literature

Fabricius, J.C.,1793 : Entomologia systematica emedata et aucta. secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.
3(1): [iv] + 488 pp. Copenhagen. C.G.Proft.

Godart, J.B.,[1824] : Encyclopedie Methodique. Histoire naturelle Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des crustaces, des arachnides et des insectes
Encyclopedie Methodique 9(2):329-828.

Felder, C.,1860 : Lepidopterorum Amboinensium a Dre L. Doleschall annis 1856-1868 collectorum species novae, diagnostibus collustratae.(1) Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien 40(11):(447)448-462.

Murray, R.P.,1873 : Description of a new Japanese species of Lycaena, and change of name of L. cassioides, Murray.
Ent. mon. Mag. 10:126.

Schultze, W.,1910 : Contributions to the Lepidopterous fauna of the Philippines
Philippine J. Sci. (D)5:161-180, pl.1.

Rothschild, L.W.,1915 : On the Lepidoptera in the Tring Museum
sent by Mr. A. S. Meek from the Admirality Island, Dampier, and vulcan Islands.
Novit. zool. 22(3):387-402.

Takanami, Y.,1991 : Butterflies of Borneo. Vol.2, No.1. Lycaenidae.
Tobishima Corporation.

Leptotes plinius ♂ Leptotes plinius ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Leptotes plinius ♂ Leptotes plinius ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.04 - 2021.09.30.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.