Arhopala ace ace  de Nicéville,[1893]

Arhopala ace ace ♂ Up. Arhopala ace ace ♂ Un. Arhopala ace ace ♂ Up. Arhopala ace ace ♂ Un.
♂, 1992.03.12. Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala ace de Nicéville,[1893]
OD : J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7(3):329, pl.H, fig.13,♂.
TL : Perak, Malay Peninsula. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat and Southwards), W.Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Type Material Information

1♂ Type, Perak, Malay Peninsula. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 75, fig.♂,♂(Un).


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Si Thammarat : 4♂ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
Ron Phibun dist. 1992.03.12. 1♂ Y.Inayoshi (YI).
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Notes
This is the first record from Thailand. Population from Nakhon Si Thammarat and southwards seems nominotypical subspecies. In Ranong, both ssp.arata and individuals that very similar to ssp.ace are found sympatrically, but the upper surface coloration is close to that of arata. This area is considered to be a transition zone for both subspecies.
The butterfly is less common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.100m - 400m).

Literature

de Nicéville, C.L.A.,[1893] : On new and little-known butterflies from the Indo-Malayan region
J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7(3):322-357, pl.H-J.

Arhopala ace ace ♂ Arhopala ace ace ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2020.08.31.
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