Arhopala democritus democritus   (Fabricius,1793)


ON : Hesperia democritus  Fabricius,1793
OD : Ent. syst. 3(1):285.
TL : "India orientali" [Phuket] (ZMUC)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Langkawi, N.Malay Pen.


Synonym

Amblypodia albopunctata  Hewitson,[1869] : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:14e, pl.3b, figs.43(),44(,Un).  TL. Maulmein. (,BMNH)


Type Material Information

democritus ; Lectotype , "in India Orientali" [Phuket], det by Gaonkar & Vane-Wright,2003. (ZMUC)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala albopunctata ; Pendlebury,1923 : 45. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram, Khao Luang)
Amblypodia albopunctata ; Godfrey,1930 : 331.
  (Prae: Me Song forest / West: Eka Klo / Takuapa: Nang Yaawn / Ranong: Kapor)
Amblypodia albopunctata ; Godfrey,1932a : 272. (Peninsular)
Narathura democritus democritus ; Evans,1957 : 105. (Siam / Peninsular Siam)
Arhopala democritus democritus ; Pinratana,1981 : 84, pl.14, fig.1(Un).
  (Chiang Mai / Nakhon Sri Thammarat / Phuket / Ranong / Trang / Uthai Thani)
Arhopala democritus democritus ; Seki,1986 : 14, figs.14,15. (Ranong)
Arhopala democritus democritus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 618, pl.279, fig.L227a,,(Un),,(Un) ;
  pl.280, [ fig.227b,,,(Un), as democritus lycaenaria ]. (Khao Phanom Benecha / Trang / Ranong / Yala)

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala democritus democritus ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 74, pl.105, fig.A3(Un). (Nam Moh)
Arhopala democritus democritus ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 216, pl.115, figs.,(Un),. (Thakhek)
Arhopala democritus democritus ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 47. (Namdhua / Thabeng / Thakhek)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
 Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep.                   1984.04.06   1       Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Bo Nam Ron.                       1983.03.14   2 3   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Bo Nam Ron.                       1983.03.22       1   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Bo Nam Ron.                       1983.04.17   1 1   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1984.02.27   2 1   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1984.02.28       2   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1984.03.01       1   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1983.03.15   2 2   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1983.03.16   1 1   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1983.03.17   2       Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1983.03.18       1   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1983.03.20   2       Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1983.04.11   2 2   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1983.04.12   3       Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1983.04.13   2 1   Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Klong Nakha.                      1983.04.14   1       Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.                      1987.04.18   1       Y.Shiraishi (YI)
 Ranong, Muang Chone.                      1987.04.18   1       Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Phangnga, Tum Nung Waterfall.             1991.03.22   1       Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Ka Rom Waterfall.   1992.03.12   1       Y.Inayoshi  (YI)
 Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Ka Rom Waterfall.   1992.03.12   1       S.Ruangrit  (YI)

Notes
Literature

Fabricius, J.C.,1793 : Entomologia systematica emedata et aucta. secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.
3(1): [iv] + 488 pp. Copenhagen. C.G.Proft.

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.

Vane-Wright, R.I. & Gaonkar, H.,2006 : The Arhopala butterflies described by Fabricius:
A. centaurus is from Java, A. democritus from Phuket (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Entomological Science (2006)9:295-311.

1999.07.18 - 2009.11.10.