Flos abseus ophiala  (Corbet,1941)

Flos abseus ophiala ♂ Up. Flos abseus ophiala ♂ Un. Flos abseus ophiala ♀ Up. Flos abseus ophiala ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Flos abseus ophiala ♂ Up. Flos abseus ophiala ♂ Un. Flos abseus ophiala ♀ Up. Flos abseus ophiala ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala abseus ophiala Corbet,1941
OD : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):168.
TL : Karens. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Naratura abseus ophiala ; Evans,1957 : 99. (Siam)
Arhopala abseus abseus ; Pinratana,1981 : 103, not fig. (Yala / Satun: Ko Tarutao)
Arhopala abseus ophiala ; Pinratana,1981 : 103, pl.17, fig.14♂,15♂(Un). (Ranong / Trang / Yala) (in part)
Arhopala abseus ophiala ; Seki,1986 : 18. (Ranong)
Arhopala abseus ophiala ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 648, pl.295, fig.L285b,♂,♂(Un). (in part)
Arhopala abseus abseus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 648, pl.295, fig.L285c,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Yala)
Arhopala abseus ophiala ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 684, pl.312, fig.L309b,♂,♂(Un). (in part)
Arhopala abseus abseus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 684, pl.312, fig.L309c,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Yala)
Flos abseus ophiala ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 84. (by literature)
Flos abseus abseus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 84, fig.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong Hot Spring / Kam Puan / Khlong Naka / Ka Chong / Tarutao Is / Thaleban / Than To WF)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 10♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phuket : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 4♂ 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

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : A key to the Indo-Malayan species of Arhopala Boisduval (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):149-183, figs.1-114.

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.

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