Jamides virgulatus purpura  Evans,[1925]

Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Up. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Un. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♀ Up. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♀ Un.
♂ (wsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Up. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Un. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Up. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Tak, Thailand. ♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Up. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Un. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♀ Up. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Up. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Un. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Up. Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Jamides lugine purpura Evans,[1925]
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):615.
TL : S.Burma.
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand (Surat Thani and Northwards),
Laos, Vietnam.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
"Jamides cunilda purpura ; D'Abrera,1986 : 643. (? N.Thailand)"
Jamides cunilda nisanca ; Pinratana,1981 : 59, pl.10, figs.3,♀,4,♀(Un). (Ranong) (in part)
Jamides virgulatus nisanca ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 600, pl.272, figs.L150,♂,♀,♀(Un). (Ranong) (in part)
Jamides virgulatus nisanca ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 176. (Kam Puan / Khlong Naka) (in part)
Jamides virgulatus purpura ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 176. (by literature)

[ LAOS ]
Jamides cunilda nisanca ; Onodera,2015 : 39, figs.4,♂.4v,♂(Un). (Nahin)

[ VIETNAM ]
Jamides virgulatus ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 43. (Thua Thien Hue: A Luoi)
Jamides cunilda nisanca ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 53. (C / S)


Specimens Examined

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

Chiang Mai : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 4♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi: 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare locally in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.50m - 700m).
The characteristics of the subspecies is as follows ; Coloration of male upper side is paler and less purplish tinge. UnH orange area is smaller and not overlapping the striae in space 2.
Hitherto, the populations from Ranong and Sura Thani were included to ssp.nisanca, however the coloration of male upper side is same as ssp.purpura. Thus I consider it to be this subspecies. Orange area on the UnH is slightly larger than continental populations and seems somewhat transition to ssp.nisanca.

Literature

Evans, W.H.,[1925] : The identification of Indian Butterflies (7)
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):610-639, pl.28.

D'Abrera B.,1986 : Butterflies of the Oriental Region. Part III
Hill House, Australia.

Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂ Jamides virgulatus purpura ♂
♂ (wsf) , Nan, Thailand. ♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

2021.04.30.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.