Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea  (Fruhstorfer,1918)

Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Up. Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Un. Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♀ Up. Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Houaphan, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)
Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Up. Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Un. Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Up. Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Houaphan, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)
Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Up. Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Un. Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Up. Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Houaphan, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Una pontis rovorea Fruhstorfer,1918
OD : Tijdschr. Ent. 61:55-56, pl.6, fig.9(♂,genitalia).
TL : Chin Hills, N.Burma.
Distribution : Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, C.Vietnam.
Orthomiella rantaizana rovoera map

Synonym

Orthomiella putaoica Tytler,1926 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 31(3):587, pl.1, fig.20,♂. TL. Putao, NE.Burma.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Orthomiella pontis roverea ; Schröder,2006 : 99, figs.1,♂,2,♂(Un),3,♀,4,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Una rantaizana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 586, pl.265, figs.L151,♂,♂(Un). (Doi Inthanon)
Orthomiella pontis roverea [sic] ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 588, pl.266, figs.L154,♂,♂(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok) (in part)
Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 610, pl.276, figs.L176,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂ (Doi Inthanon; Doi Pomeun)
Orthomiella pontis pontis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 610, pl.276, figs.L177,♂,♂(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok) (in part)
Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 155, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Inthanon)
Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2021.06.26)

[ LAOS ]
Orthomiella rantaizana ; Nakamura et al.,2010 : 26, fig.14a♂,♂(Un),14b♀,♀(Un). (Phou Samsoum)
Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 52, pl.15, fig.Ly-88,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phou Samsoum)

[ VIETNAM ]
Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ; Yoshino,2018 : 37, figs.4,♂,4v♂(Un).(C: Dalat)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 20♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Houaphan : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at high elevations (alt. 1600m - 2600m) and seems single generation in a year. In some places it is found sympatric with Orthomiella potis.
Markings on the underside of both wings and the width of purple marking on the UpH are rather variable. I consider putaoica is a synonym of rovorea.
Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1918 : Eine neue Rasse aus der bisherigen "Gattung" Orthomiella.
Tijdschr. Ent. 61:54-56, pl.6.

Tytler, H.G.,1926 : Notes on some new and interesting Butterflies from India and Burma
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 31:248-260, pls.1,4; (3):579-590, pls.2, 3-5.

Yoshino, K.,2018 : Description of a new subspecies of Orthomiella fukienensis (Lycaenidae, Lepidoptera) from China and update of south limit of the genus Orthomiella from central Vietnam
Butterflies 77:34-38.


Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂ Orthomiella rantaizana rovorea ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.11 - 2021.08.31.

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