Rapala pheretima petosiris  (Hewitson,[1863])

Rapala pheretima petosiris ♂ Up. Rapala pheretima petosiris ♂ Un. Rapala pheretima petosiris ♀ Up. Rapala pheretima petosiris ♀ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Rapala pheretima petosiris ♂ Up. Rapala pheretima petosiris ♂ Un. Rapala pheretima petosiris ♀ Up. Rapala pheretima petosiris ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Rapala pheretima petosiris ♂ Up. Rapala pheretima petosiris ♂ Un. Rapala pheretima petosiris ♀ Up. Rapala pheretima petosiris ♀ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Deudorix petosiris Hewitson,[1863]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:22, 2:pl.9, figs.30,31.
TL : East India.
Distribution : Nepal, India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
Cambodia, Vietnam.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Rapala petosiris ; Godfrey,1916 : 140.
Rapala pheretimus [sic] petosiris ; Godfrey,1930 : 351. (Prae: Me Song forest / Muak Lek / Pak Jong / Bangkok)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Pinratana,1981 : 148, pl.27, figs.4,♂,5,♀,6,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai / Chanthaburi / Chonburi / Kanchanaburi / Lampang / Nakhon Ratchasima / Nonthaburi)
Rapala pheretima ssp. ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 260, fig.167,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Thaep ; Phu Pha Phung)
Rapala pheretima ssp. ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 40. (Mukdahan: Phu Huay Sing ; Nam Tok Tad Ton ; Nam Tok Kham Cha I ; Ban Na Lak ; Ban Gok Tum / Ubon Ratchathani: Ban Ba Hai ; Phu Chong Na Yoi ; Kaeng Tana)
Rapala pheretima ssp. ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 56. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram ; Phu Hin Khan ; Phu Huai Sing ; Nam Tok Tad Ton / Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Chong Na Yoi)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 67, fig.98♂. (Umphang)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 710, pl.325, figs.L409a,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao / Mae Hong Son)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 756, pl.347, figs.L431a,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao / Mae Hong Son)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 137, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao / Doi Suthep / Doi Inthanon / Thoen / Phu Khiewo / Mouk Leck / Wan Nam Khiewo / Kao Soi Dao / Kao Khiewo / Bang Phra / Bangkok / Thung Yai / Kanchanaburi)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Chiang Mai / Phitsanulok / Bangkok / Sa Kaeo / Chanthaburi)

[ LAOS ]
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 77, col.pl.15,♀ ; pl.108, fig.B9,♀(Un). (Pakse)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.128, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Vientiane)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Rapala pheretima ; Onodera,2007 : 21,22, figs.100,♂,101,♀. (Rattanakiri: Ban Lung; Ta Veaeng)
Rapala pheretima ; Onodera,2008 : 61. (Mondolkiri: Bousra)
Rapala pheretima ; Onodera,2009 : 63. (Mondolkiri: Bousra)

[ VIETNAM ]
Rapala pheretima ; Lien,2003 : 58. (Phu Quoc)
Rapala pheretima ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 44. (Thua Thien Hue: A Luoi; Huong Thuy)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 68, figs.L-139,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Madagui / Dong Nai: Thac Mai / Bin Thuan: Dong Tien / Tah Cu)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 69. (N: Bac Can / C / S: Dong Nai)
Rapala pheretima petosiris ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 79. (S: Nui Cam / Nui Coto)


Specimens Examined

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

Chiang Rai : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 6♂ 6♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chonburi : 2♂ 1♀ (photo by K.Yano).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 3♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is common in montane and secondary forest at moderate elevations (alt.300m - 1100m).

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.

Rapala pheretima petosiris ♂ Rapala pheretima petosiris ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Rapala pheretima petosiris ♂ Rapala pheretima petosiris ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2020.08.31.
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