Flos apidanus ahamus  Doherty,1891

Flos apidanus ahamus ♂ Up. Flos apidanus ahamus ♂ Un. Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Up. Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Sa Kaeo, Thailand.
Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Up. Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Un. Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Up. Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Un.
♀, Khammouan, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera) ♀, Sa Kaeo, Thailand.

Flos apidanus ahamus ♂ Up. Flos apidanus ahamus ♂ Un. Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Up. Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Flos apidanus ahamus ♂ Up. Flos apidanus ahamus ♂ Un. Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Up. Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Flos ahamus Doherty,1891
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 60(1):33, pl.1, fig.6,(♀).
TL : Margherita, Upper Assam. (♀, NHML)
Distribution : Assam to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Langkawi.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala apidanus ; Godfrey,1916 : 140. (Chonburi: Sriracha)
Amblypodia apidanus apidanus ; Godfrey,1930 : 338. (Prae / Chonburi: Sriracha / Bangkok)
Flos apidamus ahamus ; Evans,1957 : 132. (Siam)
Flos apidanus ahamus ; Pinratana,1981 : 104, pl.18, fig.10♂(Un). (Nakhon Nayok / Bangkok / Nonthaburi)
Flos apidanus ahamus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 650, pl.296, fig.L289,♂,♀,♀(Un). (Wang Chin / Khao Yai)
Flos apidanus ahamus ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Samui)
Flos apidanus ahamus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 686, pl.313, fig.L313,♂,♀,♀(Un). (Wang Chin / Khao Yai)
Flos apidanus ahamus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 86, fig.♂, ♂(Un), ♀,♀(Un). (Bangkok / Wang Kheo / Kaeng Krachan / Hat Spin)
Flos apidanus ahamus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs, Early Stages. (Phetchabun / Saraburi / Sa Kaeo)

[ LAOS ]
Flos apidanus ahamus ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 217, pl.120, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Lak Sao / Xaignabouri)
Flos apidanus ahamus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 54, pl.19, fig.Ly-184,♂,♂(Un). (Bolikhamxai: near Namthone)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Flos apidanus saturata ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Flos apidanus saturata ; Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b : 380-382, pl.17, figs.135♂,136♂(Un) ; pl.18, figs.137♀,138♀(Un). (Ho Chi Minh: Thu Duc / Song Be: Lai Thieu / Dong Nai: Trang Bom)
Flos apidanus saturata ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 62. (by Inoué & Kawazoé,1964b)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Sa Kaeo : 4♀ (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan) : 1♀ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


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

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


Notes
Example from P.Thailand looks different from ssp.ahamus. Blue area of female is more purplish and more extensive.
Further study is needed to the classification including ssp.ahamus and ssp.saturata in future.

Literature

Doherty, W.,1891 : New and rare Indian Lycaenidae.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 60(1):32-37, pl.1.

Flos apidanus ahamus ♀ Flos apidanus ahamus ♀
♀, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)
Flos apidanus ahamus ♀
♀, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

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