Drupadia ravindra moorei  (Distant,1882)

Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Narathiwat, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Satun, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Trang, Thailand. ♀, Satun, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♀, Satun, Thailand. ♀, Pattani, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♀, Trang, Thailand. ♀, Trang, Thailand.

ON : Sithon moorei Distant,1882
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)10:246-247.
TL : Province Wellesley, Malay Pen.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat and southwards), W.Malaysia,
Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Lingga, Singkep, Natuna, Karimata.

Synonyms

Biduanda similis H.H.Druce,1895 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895(3):616. TL. Borneo. (NHML)
Marmessus moorei sumatranus Fruhstorfer,[1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):272. TL. N.E.Sumatra.
Marmessus moorei sumatranus f.battakana Fruhstorfer,[1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):272. TL. N.E.Sumatra. (NHML)
Marmessus moorei nola Fruhstorfer,[1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):250. TL. Brunei. (NHML)


Type Materials Information

similis  ; Holotype ♂, 'Borneo' [? East Malaysia; Sabah] (NHML)
battakana  ; Holotype ♂, Battak Mountains, N.E.Sumatra. (NHML)
nola  ; Holotype ♂, Brunei. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Marmessus moorei ; Pendlebury,1923 : 46. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram, Khao Luang)
Marmessus moorei ; Godfrey,1930 : 345. ([N: Chiengra] / Nakon Sri Thammarat)
Marmessus moorei ; Godfrey,1932a : 273. (Peninsula)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Cowan,1974 : 303. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Pinratana,1981 : 122, pl.22, figs.13♂,14♀,15♂(Un). (Trang / Yala)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 672, pl.308, figs.L325b,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Nakhon Si Thammarat / Yala)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 710, pl.325, figs.L349b,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Nakon Si Thammarat / Yala)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 105-106, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Luang / Ka Chong / Thaleban / Tarutao Is / Than To)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2019- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Surat Thani (Koh Phangan) : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 3♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 2♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 9♂ 7♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 24♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Narathiwat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in forest at low to moderate elevations.
It is a tendency the female red patch on the upf is getting smaller and smaller towards north to south. However, it is very variable even in the same locality.

Literature

Distant, W.L.,1882 : Undescribed Rhopalocera from the Malay Peninsula.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)10:245-248.

Druce, H.H.,1895 : A Monograph of the Bornean Lycaenidae.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895(3):556-627, pls.31-34.

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.

Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀
♀, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2019.11.30.
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