Flos abseus indicus  (Riley,1923)

Flos abseus indicus ♂ Up. Flos abseus indicus ♂ Un. Flos abseus indicus ♀ Up. Flos abseus indicus ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Tak, Thailand.
Flos abseus indicus ♂ Up. Flos abseus indicus ♂ Un. Flos abseus indicus ♀ Up. Flos abseus indicus ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Flos abseus indicus ♂ Up. Flos abseus indicus ♂ Un. Flos abseus indicus ♀ Up. Flos abseus indicus ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand.

ON : Arhopala abseus indicus Riley,1923
OD : Spolia Zeylanica 12:326.
TL : Sikkim. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Nepal, India, Sikkim, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala abseus ; Godfrey,1916 : 140. (Chonburi: Hup Bon)
Amblypodia abseus indicus ; Godfrey,1930 : 338. (List up only.)
Amblypodia abseus indicus ; Godfrey,1932a : 272. (Trang: Ko Libong)
Naratura abseus indicus ; Evans,1957 : 99. (Siam)
Arhopala abseus indicus ; Pinratana,1981 : 102, pl.17, figs.12♂,13♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Arhopala abseus ophiala ; Pinratana,1981 : 103. (Chanthaburi / Chonburi / Nakhon Ratchasima) (in part)
Arhopala abseus indicus ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 258, fig.142♂,143♂(Un). (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Thaep ; Phu Sa Duak Bua)
Arhopala abseus indicus ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 37. (Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Hin Dang)
Arhopala abseus indicus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 648, pl.295, fig.L285a,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Chiang Mai)
Arhopala abseus ophiala ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.295, fig.L285b,♀,♀(Un). (in part)
Arhopala abseus ophiala ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Samui)
Arhopala abseus indicus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 684, pl.312, fig.L309a,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Chiang Mai)
Arhopala abseus ophiala ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.312, fig.L309b,♀,♀(Un). (in part)
Flos abseus indicus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 84, fig.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep / Wan Nam Khiewo / Kao Soi Dao / Krathing WF / Kao Saverb / Kao Khiewo)
Flos abseus indicus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Chanthaburi)

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala abseus indica ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 217, pl.118, figs.♂,♀. (Vientiane / Xaignabouri)
Flos abseus indicus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 54.

[ VIETNAM ]
Naratura abseus indicus ; Evans,1957 : 99. (Cochin China)
Naratura abseus indicus ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b : 372-375, pl.16, figs.123♂,124♂(Un),125♀,126♀(Un). (Dong Nai: Ben Nom ; Trang Bom)
Arhopala abseus ; Lien,2003 : 58. (Phu Quoc)
Arhopala abseus ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 43. (Thua Thien Hue: A Luoi)
Arhopala abseus indicus ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 28, fig.L-170♂,♀. (Dong Nai: Thac Mai)
Flos abseus indicus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 62. (C: Thua Thien Hue / S: Dong Nai ; Tay Ninh)
Flos abseus indicus ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 78. (S: Nui Coto)


Specimens Examined

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

Chiang Mai : 6♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 8♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 6♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 4♂ 1♀. (incl.photo)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
Both ssp.indicus and ssp.ophiala occur together in P.Thailand (Ranong to Nakhon Si Thammarat) as Evans,1957 pointed out.
Further study is needed to the relationship of these subspecies in future.

Literature

Riley, N.D.,1923 : Two undescribed Rhopalocera from Ceylon.
Spolia Zeylanica 12:323-326.

Evans, W.H.,1957 : A Revision of the Arhopala Group of Oriental Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera).
Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 5(3):85-141.

Seki, Y. & S. Sasaki,2010 :
Halimun Mountains, West Java (Indonesia) - Recent lepidopterological survey and new knowledge on Lycaenid butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae).
Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 56:15-25.

Flos abseus indicus ♂ Flos abseus indicus ♀
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Flos abseus indicus ♂ Flos abseus indicus ♂
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2019.06.30.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.