Anthene lycaenina miya  (Fruhstorfer, 1916)

Anthene lycaenina miya ♂ Up. Anthene lycaenina miya ♂ Un. Anthene lycaenina miya ♂ Up. Anthene lycaenina miya ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Lycaenesthes lycaenina miya Fruhstorfer, 1916
OD : Zool. Meded. 2(2):101.
TL : Borneo ; N.E.Sumatra.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward), Langkawi,
W.Malaysia, Tioman, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra.
● ssp.lycambes
Anthene lycaenina miya map

Records taken from Literature

Anthene lycaenina miya ; Tite,1966 : 269. (Siam)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Pinratana,1981 : 70, pl.30, fig.6,♂(Un). (Yala)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 590, pl.267, fig.L159b♂,♂(Un). (Yala)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, fig.♂(Un). (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2021.07.14)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 614, pl.278, figs.L182b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Yala)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 153, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Khlong Naka; Than To WF.) (in part)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Küppers & Janikorn,2020 : 170-171, figs.Abb.L-242-245. (Phang Nga)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2023.09.19)

Specimens Examined

Yala : 4♂ (incl. photo).
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The butterfly is not uncommon in montane forests at low elevations (Alt. 30 - 400m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
The populations in peninsular Thailand are not so clearly distinguished from ssp.lycambes, as noted by Kimura et al.,2014. The ground color of both surface is slightly darker, and the red spot in space 3 on the UnH tends to be more reddish and prominent. I tentatively treat it as ssp.miya. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Fruhstorfer, H.,1916 : Uebersicht der Indo-Australischen Lycaenesthes-Formen
Zool. Meded. 2(13):96-102.

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 miya ♂ Anthene lycaenina miya ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.11 - 2023.09.30.

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