Cigaritis lohita himalayanus  (Moore,1884)

Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ Up. Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ Un. Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♀ Up. Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ Up. Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ Un. Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♀ Up. Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♀ Un.
♂, Phrae, Thailand. ♀, Sekong, Laos.
Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ Up. Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ Un. Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ Up. Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand.
Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ genitalia Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ genitalia Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ genitalia Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Aphnaeus himalayanus Moore,1884
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):26.
TL : Nepal ; Darjiling.
Distribution : Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim to Myanmar,
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, S.China.

Synonyms

Aphnaeus lohita batina Fruhstorfer,[1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):218. TL. S.Annam.
Aphnaeus lohita panasa Fruhstorfer,[1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):219. TL. Chiem Hoa, Tonkin.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Aphnaeus lohita ; Godfrey,1916 : 138. (Pak Jong / Bangkok)
Spindasis lohita batina ; Godfrey,1927 : 126. (N)
Spindasis lohita batina ; Godfrey,1930 : 341. (Chiang Mai / Pak Jong / Bangkok)
Spindasis lohita himalayana ; Davidson & Macbeth,1938 : 79-80. (Nan / Prayao[Phayao])
Spindasis lohita lazularia ; Davidson & Macbeth,1938 : 80. (Lampang: Me Htam forest)
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Pinratana,1981 : 112, pl.20, figs.7♂(Un),8♂. (Chaiyaphum / Kao Yai)
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 37, fig.112♂. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram)
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 55. (Mukdahan: Phu Huai Sing ; Ban Lao Kram ; Phu Hin Khan ; Phu Ma No Rom ; Phu Huai Sing / Ubon Ratchathani: Warin Chamrap ; Kaen Tana ; Nam Tok Soi Sawan)
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 67, fig.90♂. (Umphang: Tha Sai ; Umphang)
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 596, pl.269, figs.L176a,♂,♂(Un),♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 624, pl.282, figs.L201a,♂(left),♂(Un,left). (in part)
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 147, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phu Khiewo / Wan Nam Khiewo)
Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs, Early Stages. (Rayong / Nakhon Ratchasima / Saraburi / Chiang Mai / Chanthaburi)

[ LAOS ]
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 75, pl.106, figs.B1♂,2♂(Un). (Tha Ngone / Luang Prabang / Phatong)
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 218, pl.122, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Xam Neua / Lak Sao / Xaignabouri / Thateng)
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 47. (Namdhua / Thakhek / Laksao)
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 53.

[ VIETNAM ]
Aphnaeus lohita panasa ; Seitz,1924-1927 : 937. (Tonkin: Chiem Hoa)
Aphnaeus lohita batina ; Seitz,1924-1927 : 937. (S.Annam: Bai Miu Is.)
Aphnaeus lohita ; Lemee,1950 : 20. (Sontay / Backan)
Aphnaeus lohita panasa ; Metaye,1957 : 89. (N)
Aphnaeus lohita batina ; Metaye,1957 : 89. (C)
Aphnaeus lohita batina ; Metaye,1958b : 175. (Ben Nom, Dong Nai)
Spindasis lohita himalayanus ; Ikeda et al.,2001 : 51, figs.4:14♂,15♂(Un),16♀,7:34(♂genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Spindasis lohita ; Lien,2003 : 58. (Phu Quoc)
Spindasis lohita batina ; Hao et al.,2004 : 10, 77, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Spindasis lohita ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 43. (Thua Thien Hue: A Luoi; Huong Thuy; Phong Dien; Bach Ma)
Spindasis lohita batina ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 64, figs.L-103,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri / Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Cigaritis lohita panasa ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 55. (N: Tuyen Quang ; Ninh Binh)
Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 56. (C / S)
Spindasis lohita batina ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 79. (S: Nui Cam / Nui Ket)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 9♂ 4♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 2♂ 2♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Prachuap Khiri Khan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Sekong : 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Ha Giang : 8♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vinh Phuc : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common. Male makes a territory at open place around forest edge at early morning before dawn and evening about 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Literature

Moore, F.,1884 :
Descriptions of some New Asiatic Lepidoptera; chiefly from Specimens contained in the Indian Museum, Calcutta.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):16-52.

Fruhstorfer, H.,[1912] :
Uebersicht der Lycaeniden des Indo-Australischen Gebiets. Begrundet auf die Ausbeute und die Sammlung des Autors.
Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):197-272, 4 figs.

Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Sa Kaeo, Thailand.
Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂ Cigaritis lohita himalayanus ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2019.09.30.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.