Arhopala ariana ariana  (Evans,1925)

Arhopala ariana ariana ♂ Up. Arhopala ariana ariana ♂ Un. Arhopala ariana ariana ♀ Up. Arhopala ariana ariana ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by K.Yano)
Arhopala ariana ariana ♂ Up. Arhopala ariana ariana ♂ Un. Arhopala ariana ariana ♀ Up. Arhopala ariana ariana ♀ Un.
♂, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Amblypodia ariana Evans,1925
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):628.
TL : Dawnas, S.Burma. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Amblypodia ariana ; Godfrey,1930 : 332. (W: Me Wong)
Arhopala ariana ariana ; Pinratana,1981 : 85, pl.31, figs.12♀,13♀(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Arhopala ariana ariana ; Seki,1986 : 14, fig.20♂,21♂(Un). (Ranong)
Arhopala havilandi kota ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.281, fig.L231,♂,♂(Un). (in part)
Arhopala aida aida ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.281, fig.L233,♀,♀(Un). (in part)
Arhopala ariana ariana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.296, fig.L255a,♂,♀(left). (in part)
Arhopala aida wilcocksi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.296, fig.L255b,♂(right),♂(right,Un). (in part)
Arhopala aida aida ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.297, fig.L257,♀(left),♀(left,Un). (in part)
Arhopala ariana ariana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 67. (by literature)

[ VIETNAM ]
Arhopala ariana ; Corbet,1948 : 94. (S.Annam)
Arhopala ariana ariana ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 60. (by literature)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Sa Kaeo : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 4♂ (incl.photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Khanh Hoa : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
Example of SE.Thailand and Vietnam resembles to ssp.ariana, but underside of both wings has very strong purple wash. And female has more broader black border on the upperside of both wings. Though I treat it as ssp.ariana for the time being, it might be a distinct subspecies as Corbet,1948 pointed out. Further study in future is needed to the classification of this population.

Literature

Evans, W.H.,1925 : The Identification of Indian Butterflies. Part VII.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):610-639, 1 pl.

Corbet, A.S.,1948 : Revisional Notes on Oriental Lycaenidae: I.
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B) 17:93-97.

Arhopala ariana ariana ♂ Arhopala ariana ariana ♂
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama) ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)

1999.07.18 - 2018.12.31.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.