Ionolyce helicon merguiana  (Moore,1884)

Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♂ Up. Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♂ Un. Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♀ Up. Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♂ Up. Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♂ Un. Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♀ Up. Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand.
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♂ Up. Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♂ Un. Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♂ Up. Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♂ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand.

ON : Lycaenesthes merguiana Moore,1884
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):23.
TL : Mergui, Myanmar. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : Sikkim to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, Yunnan, Hainan, Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Tioman,
Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Nias, Simeulue, Enggano, Palawan.
Ionolyce helicon merguiana map

Type Material Information

Type ♂, 1882.iii.21. Mergui, Burma. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 119, figs.♂(Un),♂.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Nacaduba viola merguiana ; Godfrey,1930 : 321-322. (Chiang Rai)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Pinratana,1981 : 63, pl.10, fig.19,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chanthaburi; Nakhon Nayok; Ranong; Trang; Yala)
Nacaduba beroe gythion ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.264, figs.136,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 583, pl.264, figs.L139,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Chanthaburi)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Les Day,2011 - : Butterflies of Koh Samui, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2021.06.14)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 606, pl.275, figs.L164,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao / Chanthaburi)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 165, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Nakohn Nayok; Kao Soi Dao; Kratchin WF; Kan Puan; Muang Shone; Ka Chong; Thaleban; Than To WF.)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Phetchaburi; Yala) (accessed: 2021.06.14)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Chaianunporn & Chaianunporn,2019 : 85. (Chaiyaphum: Chulabhorn Dam)

[ LAOS ]
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 72, not fig. (Vang Vieng; Phatong)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 215, pl.111, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Thabok; Xam Neua)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Onodera,2009b : 43. (Bolikhamxai: Phon Si)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 52.
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Suwa et al.,2013 : 26. (Thabok; Nahin)
Ionolyce helicon ; Suwa et al.,2019 : 30. (Nam Pheng / Thabok)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Ikeda et al.,2001 : 51, figs.3:19,♂,20,♂(Un),7:27(♂genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Hao et al.,2004 : 10. (Cuc Phuong)
Ionolyce helicon ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 43. (Thua Thien Hue: A Luoi; Huong Thuy; Bach Ma)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 57, fig.L-64,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Ionolyce helicon merguiana ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 53. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Rai : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 7♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 7♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Krabi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 7♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to high elevations (alt.50m - 1600m) and is frequently found on the hilltops. Male makes a territory on the trees.

Literature

Moore, F.,1884 : Descriptions of some New Asiatic Lepidoptera; chiefly from Specimens contained inthe Indian Museum, Calcutta.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):16-52.

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.

Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♂ Ionolyce helicon merguiana ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.11 - 2021.07.31.

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