Thamala marciana marciana  (Hewitson,[1863])

Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Up. Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Un. Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Up. Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Up. Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Un. Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Up. Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Un.
♂, Trang, Thailand. ♂, Trang, Thailand.

ON : Myrina marciana Hewitson,[1863]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:34, 2:pl.12, figs.12,13♀; pl.16, fig.44♂.
TL : Sumatra ; Sarawak.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Trang and southwards), W.Malaysia, Tioman,
Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Karimata.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
[ Thamala miniata ; Pendlebury,1923 : 46. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram ; Khao Luang) ]
[ Thamala marciana ; Pendlebury,1923 : 46. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram) ]
[ Thamala miniata ; Godfrey,1930 : 345. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram ; Khao Luang) ]
[ Thamala marciana ; Godfrey,1930 : 346. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram) (in part ]) ]
Thamala miniata ; Godfrey,1932a : 273. (Peninsula)
Thamala marciana ; Godfrey,1932a : 273. (Peninsula)
Thamala marciana sarupa ; Pinratana,1981 : 120. (Trang) (in part)
Thamala marciana sarupa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 668. (Trang) (in part)
Thamala marciana marciana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 670, pl.306, figs.L321d,♂,♂(Un),♀(Malaysia),♀(Malaysia,Un). (Yala)
Thamala marciana sarupa ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 706. (Trang) (in part)
Thamala marciana marciana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 708, pl.323, figs.L345c,♂,♂(Un),♀(Malaysia),♀(Malaysia,Un). (Yala)
Thamala marciana sarupa ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 101, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ka Chong) (in part)
Thamala marciana marciana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 101. (by literature)
Thamala marciana marciana ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Trang : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 10♂ 3♀ (incl.photo & photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations.
Upf markings of male examples are very variable. I treat the population from Trang and southwards as nominotypical subspecies. The population of Nakhon Si Thammarat is uncertain. Confirmation with female specimens is needed. A dark form that somewhat looks like Thamala moultoni occurs very occasionally in Yala.

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.

Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Thamala marciana marciana ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Thamala marciana marciana ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Thamala marciana marciana ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Thamala marciana marciana ♂ Thamala marciana marciana ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

2009.11.20 - 2019.10.31.
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