Drupadia scaeva scaeva  (Hewitson,[1863])

Drupadia scaeva scaeva ♂ Up. Drupadia scaeva scaeva ♂ Un. Drupadia scaeva scaeva ♀ Up. Drupadia scaeva scaeva ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Drupadia scaeva scaeva ♂ Up. Drupadia scaeva scaeva ♂ Un. Drupadia scaeva scaeva ♀ Up. Drupadia scaeva scaeva ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand.

ON : Myrina scaeva Hewitson,[1863]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:30-31, 2:pl.15, figs.39♂(Un),40♂.
TL : Singapore. (NHML)



Distribution :
P.Thailand (Ranong and southwards), Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Singapore,
Borneo, Sumatra.
Drupadia scaeva scaeva map
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Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, Singapore. (A.R.Wallace) (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Drupadia scaeva scaeva ; Pinratana,1981 : 124, pl.23, figs.1♂,2♂(Un). (Trang / Yala)
[ Drupadia scaeva melisa ; Pinratana,1981 : 124. not fig. (Yala) ]
Drupadia scaeva scaeva ; Seki,1986 : 19-20. (Ranong)
Drupadia scaeva scaeva ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 676, pl.309, figs.L330c,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong / Yala)
Drupadia scaeva scaeva ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui)
Drupadia scaeva scaeva ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 714, pl.327, figs.L354c,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong / Surat Thani / Yala)
Drupadia scaeva scaeva ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 108, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Hat Supin / Nam Tok Tonesai / Ka Chong / Thaleban / Than To WF)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 7♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 3♂ (photo by & E.Ikari).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phatthalung : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (Koh Tarutao ; Khuan Don dist.) : 3♀ (incl.photo by E.Ikari).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest from low to moderate elevations. Male makes a territory around forest edge at 11:30 - 14:00.
Some male examples obtained in January are dwarf, and have no blue patch on the upf and the uph blue is restricted as Cowan,1974 pointed out.
A female example of Koh Tarutao has obscure red patch on the upf. Further study is needed to classify this population.

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.

Drupadia scaeva scaeva  ♂ Drupadia scaeva scaeva  ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia scaeva scaeva  ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2019.12.31.
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