Prosotas aluta coelestis  (Wood-Mason & de Nicéville,[1887])

Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂ Up. Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂ Un. Prosotas aluta coelestis ♀ Up. Prosotas aluta coelestis ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂ Up. Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂ Un. Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂ Up. Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂ Un.
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. ♂ (ab), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Nacaduba coelestis Wood-Mason & de Nicéville,[1887]
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 55(4):366-367, pl.17, fig.11,♂.
TL : Port Blair, Andamans. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : N.India to Myanmar, Andamans, Thailand, Laos,
Vietnam, Yunnan.

● ssp.coelestis
ssp.nanda
Prosotas aluta coelestis map

Type Material Information

Type ♂, S.Andamans. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 148, figs.♂(Un),♂.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; Pinratana,1981 : 64, pl.10, fig.20,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chanthaburi; Chonburi; Kao Yai; Nakhon Nayok; Sakon Nakhon)
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 583, pl.264, figs.L140a♂,♂(Un). (Phitsanulok; Wiang Pa Pao)
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 608, pl.275, figs.L165a♂,♂(Un). (Pitsanulok; Wiang Pa Pao)
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 161, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Phu Khiewo; Nakohn Nayok; Kao Soi Dao; Kao Khiweo; Kuwai Yai)
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Phetchaburi) (accessed: 2021.06.14)

[ LAOS ]
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 72, pl.103, figs.B3,♂,B4,♂(Un). (Luang Prabang; Vang Vieng)
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 215, pl.111, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Vang Vieng)
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 52, pl.15, figs.Ly-78,♀,♀(Un). (Phou Bia)
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; Suwa et al.,2013 : 26. (Nahin)

[ VIETNAM ]
Nacaduba aluta coelestis ; Metaye,1957 : 90. (no loc.)
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 57, fig.L-58[59],♂. (Lam Dong: Madagui)
Prosotas aluta coelestis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 53. (C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 11♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phang Nga : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.350m - 700m).
The photo record of Pang Nga, P.Thailand seems to be this taxon, although there is no specimen. A comparison of the upperside of the specimen is needed.

Literature

Wood-Mason, J. & C.L.A. de Nicéville,[1887] :
List of the lepidopterous insects collected in Cachar by Mr.J.Wood-Mason. Part II. Rhopalocera.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 55(4):343-393, 4 pls.

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.

Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂ Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂ Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Prosotas aluta coelestis ♂
♂, Phang Nga, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.11 - 2021.07.31.

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