Mota massyla  (Hewitson,[1869])

Mota massyla ♂ Up. Mota massyla ♂ Un. Mota massyla ♀ Up. Mota massyla ♀ Un.
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mota massyla ♂ Up. Mota massyla ♂ Un. Mota massyla ♀ Up. Mota massyla ♀ Un.
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Myrina massyla Hewitson,[1869]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:Suppl.:7, 2:Suppl.:pl,3, figs.87,88.
TL : Cherra Punji.



Distribution : Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam to Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
Mota massyla map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Mota massyla ; Pinratana,1981 : 107, pl.19, fig.1(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Mota massyla ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 656, pl.299, figs.L299,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un),♀,♀(Un). (Umphang / Kanchanaburi)
Mota massyla ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 692, pl.316, figs.L323,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un),♀,♀(Un). (Umphang / Kanchanaburi)
Mota massyla ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 90. (by literature)
Mota massyla ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Chiang Mai)

[ VIETNAM ]
Mota massyla ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 61, fig.L-100,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Mota massyla ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 63. (by literature)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 2♀ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 5♂ 1♀ (incl.photo & photo by M.Hayashi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest (alt.560 - 1600m).

Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,[1863]-[1878] : Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae.
London, van Vorst. x+229pp. and 14a-14h, Suppl. 1-47; pls. (108, numbered;)
1-85, 88-92, 3a,3b,3c, Suppl.I-VII, Ia, Ib, IIIa, IIIb, IVa, Va, Vb. In 8 parts.

Mota massyla ♂ Mota massyla ♀
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)
Mota massyla ♂ Mota massyla ♂
♂, Lampang, Thailand.
Mota massyla ♂ Mota massyla ♂
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2019.07.31.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.