Nacaduba hermus swatipa  Corbet,1938

Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♂ Up. Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♂ Un. Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♀ Up. Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♂ Up. Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♂ Un. Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♀ Up. Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♂ genitalia Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand.

ON : Nacaduba nabo swatipa Corbet,1938
OD : Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87(5):132-133, pl.1, figs.35,♂,27,♀.
TL : Selangor, Malay Pen. (NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward), Langkawi,
W.Malaysia, [Singapore], Borneo, Sumatra, Simeulue.

● ssp.nabo
ssp.swatipa
Nacaduba hermus map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 20.v.1928. Ampang Forest Reserve, Selangor, Malay Peninsula. A.S.Corbet ;
Allotype ♀, 17.i.1930. Bukit Tangga, Negri Sembilan, Malay Leninsula. W.H.Evans (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Nacaduba hermus swatipa ; Pinratana,1981 : 61. not fig. (Ranong; Songkhla; Yala)
Nacaduba hermus swatipa ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 602, not fig. (Ranong; Yala) (in part)
Nacaduba hermus swatipa ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 158, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 3♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not uncommon in montane forest at low elevation (alt.50m - 450m).
It is indistinguishable from allied species by underside markings. The color on the upperside or the male genitalia need to be examined.

Literature

Corbet, A.S.,1938 : A Revision of the Malayan species of the Nacaduba group of Genera (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87(5):125-146, pl.1.

Tite, G.E.,1963 : A Synonymic List of the Genus Nacaduba and Allied Genera (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae).
Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 13(4):69-116, 91 tf, 2 pls. London.

Nacaduba hermus swatipa ♂
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.11 - 2021.08.31.

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