Arhopala comica comica  de Nicéville,1900

Arhopala comica comica ♂ Up. Arhopala comica comica ♂ Un. Arhopala comica comica ♀ Up. Arhopala comica comica ♀ Un.
♂, Houaphan, Laos. (poto by K.Saito) ♀, Houaphan, Laos. (poto by K.Saito)

ON : Arrhopala (sic) comica de Nicéville,1900
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 13(1):170, pl.EE, fig.18.
TL : Lwe Long, near Bhamo, Upper Burma. (♀, NZC)
Distribution : Manipur, Myanmar, Laos. [?Thailand]


Surendra learmondii Tytler,1940 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 42(1):122. TL. Loimwe, S.Shan States. (NHML)

Type Material Information

comica  ; 1♀ Type, 1898.iii.12. Lwe Long, near Bhamo, Upper Burma, 5000ft. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 88, fig.♀,♀(Un).

Records taken from Literature

Narathura comica ; Evans,1957 : 123. (Siam: Tukdah)
Arhopala comica ; D'Abrera,1986 : Butterflies of the Oriental Region. Part 3.:580. (Tukdah)
[ Arhopala comica ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 634, pl.288, fig.L258,♀(Laos). ]
[ Arhopala comica ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 668, pl.304, fig.L282,♂[♀](Laos). ]
Arhopala comica ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 76. (by literature)

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala comica ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 217, pl.118, fig.♀. (Xam Neua)
Arhopala comica ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 54, pl.19, fig.Ly-175,♀,♀(Un). (Houa Phan: Ban Saleui)

Specimens Examined

[ LAOS ]
Houaphan : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

The record from Thailand is from a specimen in the Natural History Museum in London and the data is Siam (Tukdah). The locality name Tukdah is also in the vicinity of Darjeeling in West Bengal in India, and I suspect it may have been taken here.


de Nicéville, C.L.A.,1900 : On new and little-known Lepidoptera from the Oriental Region.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 13(1):157-175, pl.CC,DD,EE.

Tytler, H.,1940 : Notes on Some New and Interesting Butterflies chiefly from Burma. Part.2.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 42:109-123.

Sheela, S., D. Das, S.K. Shah & K. Chandra,2019 : The Type Specimens in the National Zoological Collection Lepidoptera.
Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. 342 pp.

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