Cigaritis masaeae  (Seki,2000)

Cigaritis masaeae ♂ Up. Cigaritis masaeae ♂ Un. Cigaritis masaeae ♂ Up. Cigaritis masaeae ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Cigaritis masaeae ♂ genitalia Cigaritis masaeae ♂ genitalia Cigaritis masaeae ♂ genitalia Cigaritis masaeae ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Spindasis masaeae Seki,2000
OD : Butterflies 25:23, figs.1,2(♂,Holotype Up.&Un.), fig.3(♂genitalia)
TL : Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, N.Thailand.
Distribution : N.Thailand.

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 1995.Mar.21, Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, alt.1000m, N.Thailand. K.Ohoka leg. (in coll. Seki)
Prartype 1♂, 1995.Mar.21, Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, alt.1000m, N.Thailand. K.Ohoka leg. (in coll. Ohoka)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Spindasis masaeae ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 598, pl.270, figs.L181,♂,♂(Un). (Doi Suthep)
Cigaritis masaeae ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 626, pl.284, figs.L206,♂,♂(Un). (Doi Suthep)
Spindasis masaeae ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 149. (by literature)
Cigaritis masaeae ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Chiang Mai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai dist ; Phrao dist.) : 5♂ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally uncommon in montane forest. Other habitats would be found in different province in N.Thailand and Laos in the future

Cigaritis masaeae ♂ Cigaritis masaeae ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Cigaritis masaeae ♂ Cigaritis masaeae ♂
♂, Nan, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

Literature

Seki, Y.,2000 : A new species of Genus Spindasis from Northern Thailand (Lepidoptera; Lycaenidae)
Butterflies 25:23.

2009.11.10 - 2019.09.30.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.