Prosotas gracilis ni  (de Nicéville,1902)

Prosotas gracilis ni ♂ Up. Prosotas gracilis ni ♂ Un. Prosotas gracilis ni ♀ Up. Prosotas gracilis ni ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Prosotas gracilis ni ♂ Up. Prosotas gracilis ni ♂ Un. Prosotas gracilis ni ♀ Up. Prosotas gracilis ni ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Nacaduba ni de Nicéville,1902
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 14(2):247-248, pl.FF, fig.8,♂.
TL : N.E.Sumatra. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, W.Malaysia, Sumatra.
Prosotas gracilis ni map

Synonym

Nacaduba basiatrata Strand,1910 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 24:203-204. TL. Sumatra.


Type Material Information

ni ; Type ♂, N.E.Sumatra. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 151, figs.♂,♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Prosotas gracilis ni ; Pinratana,1981 : 64, pl.10, fig.21,♂(Un). ("Chiang Mai"; Chanthaburi; Kanchanaburi; Nakhon Ratchasima)
"Prosotas gracilis ni ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 584, pl.264, fig.L142,♂(Malaysia),♂(Un,Malaysia)"
Prosotas gracilis ni ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 608, pl.275, figs.L167,♂,♂(Un). (Trat)
Prosotas gracilis ni ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 164, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Nakohn Nayok / Kao Soi Dao; Khlong Khavia; Kaeng Krachan; Than To WF.)
Prosotas gracilis ni ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Sa Kaeo; Saraburi) (accessed: 2021.06.14)

[ LAOS ]
Prosotas gracilis ni ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 215, pl.111, fig.♂. (Lak Sao)
Prosotas gracilis ni ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 52.

[ VIETNAM ]
Prosotas gracilis ni ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 57, fig.L-57,♂. (Lam Dong: Madagui)
Prosotas gracilis ni ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 54. (C: Ha Tinh to Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 7♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.50m - 1200m).
Pinratana,1981 recorded it in Chiang Mai, however there have been no additional records at all since then. The distribution record in N.Thailand need to be reconfirmed.


Literature

de Nicéville, C.L.A.,1902 : On new and little-known Butterflies, mostly from the Oriental region.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 14(2):236-251, pl.FF.

Strand, E.,1910 : Schmetterlinge aus Zentral und West Sumatra, gesammelt von Herrn Dr. Max Moszkowski.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 24:190-208.

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 gracilis ni ♂ Prosotas gracilis ni ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.11 - 2021.07.31.

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