Horaga amethystus purpurescens  Corbet,1941


ON : Horaga amethystus purpurescens Corbet,1941
OD : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(3):47-48.
TL : Malay Peninsula. (Selangor Museum)
Distribution : S.Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, W.Malaysia.


Type Materials Information

Holotype, ♂, Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan, Malay Peninsula. 1938.i.9. (Selangor Museum)
Allotype, ♀, Bukit Kutu, 3300ft., Selangor, Malay Peninsula. 1932.ix.28. H.M.Pendlebury. (Selangor Museum)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Horaga amethysta purpurescens ; Cowan,1966 : 131. (Ranong)
Horaga amethysta purpurescens ; Pinratana,1981 : 125. not fig. (Ranong)
"Horaga amethysta purpurescens ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 718, pl.328, figs.360,♀(Malaysia),♀(Malaysia,Un)."
Horaga amethysta purpurescens ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 102. (by literature)

[ LAOS ]
Horaga amethysta purpurescens ; Nakamura et al.,2009 : 24-25, figs.5,♂,♂(Un). (Attapeu)
Horaga amethysta purpurescens ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55, pl.21, figs.Ly-216,♂,♂(Un). (Attapeu)

[ VIETNAM ]
Horaga amethystus purpurescens ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 35-36, figs.80,♂,♂(Un),81,♀,♀(Un). (Lam Dong)


Notes
The species is rare throughout the distribution area. Hitherto, It has been known only two specimens from Thailand (Cowan,1966: Ranong. (Doherty,NHML)).

Literature

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : A Revision of the Malayan Species of Horaga Moore. (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(3):46-50, 6 figs.

Cowan, C.F.,1966 : Indo-oriental Horagini (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae).
Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 18(4):103-141, 3 pls.

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