Anthene lycaenina lycambes  (Hewitson,[1878])

Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂ Up. Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂ Un. Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂ Up. Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂ Up. Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂ Un. Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂ Up. Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂ Un.
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Lycaenesthes lycambes Hewitson,[1878]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:220; 2:pl.90, figs.11,♂,12,♂(Un).
TL : N.India. (NHML)
Distribution : N.W.India, Sikkim, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand,
Laos, Vietnam, Yunnan, Hainan.

● ssp.lycambes
ssp.miya
Anthene lycaenina map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Lycaenesthes lycaenina ; Godfrey,1916 : 137. (Bangkok)
Lycaenesthes lycaenina lycambes ; Fruhstorfer,1915-1924 : 898. (Siam)
Lycaenesthes lycaenina lycambes ; Godfrey,1930 : 325. (Chiang Rai; Pak Jong; Bangkok)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Pinratana,1981 : 70, pl.11, figs.15,♂,16,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi; Chaiyaphum; Kanchanaburi; Nakhon Nayok; Nakhon Ratchasima; Ratchaburi)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 258, fig.188,♂(Un). (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Thaep ; Phu Mu)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 35. (Mukdahan: Ban Na Lak)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 590, pl.267, figs.L159a♂,♂(Un). (Wang Chin)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 614, pl.278, figs.L182a♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Wang Chin)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 153, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Inthanon; Thung Saleng Luang; Phu Khiewo; Nakohn Nayok; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Saverb; Kao Khiewo; Erawan WF.)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 153. (Hua Hin) (in part)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai; Saraburi; Ratchaburi; Phetchaburi) (accessed: 2021.07.14)

[ LAOS ]
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Tite,1966 : 269. (Laos)
Anthene lycaenoides lycambes ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 73, pl.104, figs.A11,♂,A12,♂(Un). (Luang Prabang; Pakse; Vang Vieng)
Anthene lycaenoides lycambes ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 216, pl.112, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Vientiane)
Anthene lycaenoides lycambes ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 52.

[ VIETNAM ]
Lycaenesthes lycaenina ; Metaye,1957 : 91. (no loc.)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Hao et al.,2004 : 10, 77, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Anthene lycaenina ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 38. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Phong Dien; Bach Ma)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 60, fig.L-69,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 55. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 10♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Champasak : 5♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.300m - 900m).
The populations in Peninsular Thailand are not so clearly distinguished from ssp.lycambes as Kimura et al.,2014 pointed out. Kimura et al.,2014 regarded the populations in Hua Hin, northern part of Peninsular Thailand as ssp.miya, but it seems to be this subspecies. Further taxonomic study is needed.

Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,1863-1878 : Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae.
London, van Vorst. x+229pp. and 14a-14h, Suppl. 1-47; pls. (108, numbered;)
1-85, 88-92, 3a,3b,3c, Suppl.I-VII, Ia, Ib, IIIa, IIIb, IVa, Va, Vb. In 8 parts.

Tite, G.E.,1966 : A Revision of the Genus Anthene from the Oriental Region (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae).
Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 18(8):253-275, 2 pls, 28 text-figs. London.

Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂ Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂ Anthene lycaenina lycambes ♂
♂, Phetchabun, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.11 - 2021.09.30.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.