Arhopala birmana birmana  (Moore,[1884])

Arhopala birmana birmana ♂ Up. Arhopala birmana birmana ♂ Un. Arhopala birmana birmana ♀ Up. Arhopala birmana birmana ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Arhopala birmana birmana ♂ Up. Arhopala birmana birmana ♂ Un. Arhopala birmana birmana ♀ Up. Arhopala birmana birmana ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Panchala birmana Moore,[1884]
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):531.
TL : Toungu, British Burmah. (♀, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Hong Kong.

Synonyms

Acesina arisba de Nicéville,1891 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 6(3):369-370, pl.F, fig.19♂. TL. Tilin Yaw ; Maulmain, Burma. (NZC)
Arhopala birmana corthatha Fruhstorfer,1914 : Duet. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 28(2):137. TL. Hongkong. (♂)
Arhopala dascia Swinhoe,1917 : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8)19:409. TL. Toungoo, Burma. (♂, NHML)
Amblypodia maymyoia Tytler,1926 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 31(3):588. TL. Maymyo, Upper Burma. (♂, NHML)


Type Materials Information

arisba  ; 1♂ Type, 1890.iv.13. Tilin Yaw, Burma. (NZC) ; 1♀ Type, 1890.iv.2. Tilin Yaw, Burma. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 87-88, fig.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Amblypodia birmana birmana ; Godfrey,1930 : 337. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Pinratana,1981 : 100, pl.17, figs.5♀,6♀(Un) ; pl.34, fig.11♀ ; pl.35, fig.4♀(Un). (Chiang Mai / Loei)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 55, fig.29,♂. (Mukdahan)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 644, pl.293, fig.L278,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 680, pl.310, fig.L302,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 82, fig.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep / Phu Kradung / Khao Soi Dao)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Chiang Mai)

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 74, pl.105, figs.A11♂,A12♂(Un). (Vientiane)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 217, pl.119, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Pakxe / Thakhek / Xaignabouri)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 54, pl.19, fig.Ly-178,♀,♀(Un). (Houa Phan: Ban Saleui)

[ VIETNAM ]
Panchala birmana birmana ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b : 377-378, pl.17, figs.131♂,132♂(Un). (Lam Dong: Djiring)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Hao et al.,2004 : 11, 79, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Arhopala birmana ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 43. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 61, figs.L-93,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Arhopala birmana birmana ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 62. (N: Lao Cai / C: Ha Tinh ; Thua Thien Hue ; Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 6♂ 7♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Champasak : 2♂ 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in semi-dried forest at low to moderate elevations.

Literature

Moore, F.,[1884] : Descriptions of new Asiatic Diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):521-535, pls.48-49.

de Nicéville, C.L.A,1891 : On new and little-known Butterflies from the Indo-Malayan region.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 6(3):341-398.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1914 : Neue Arhopala Rassen.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 28(2):121-137.

Swinhoe, C.,1917 : New species of Indo-Malayan Lepidoptera.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8)19:409-416.

Tytler, H.C.,1926 : Notes on some new and interesting Butterflies from India and Burma.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 31:248-260, pl.1,4 ; (3):579-590, pl.2.

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.

Arhopala birmana birmana ♂ Arhopala birmana birmana ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Arhopala birmana birmana ♂ Arhopala birmana birmana ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2020.02.29.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.