Heliophorus brahma major  Evans, 1932

ON : Heliophorus brahma major  Evans, 1932
OD : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.) :246.
TL : Assam.
Distribution : Assam, N.Vietnam, S.China.
● ssp.mogoka
Heliophorus brahma major map

Records taken from Literature

Ilerda brahma ; Metaye,1957 : 89. (no loc.)
Heliophorus brahma ; Yago,2002 : 156-157. (Lao Cai; "Kon Tum")
Heliophorus brahma major ; Yago et al.,2005 : 366, 369, fig.7,♂,♀,♂Un. (near Sapa; Dong Van)
Heliophorus brahma major ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 55. (N: Lao Cai; Ha Giang)


Yago et al.,2005 regarded the populations in North Vietnam as ssp.major of Assam. I tentatively follow them, however further taxonomic study is needed, including nominotypical subspecies in Sikkim.


Evans, W.H., 1932 : The identification of Indian butterflies. second edition revised.
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : 10+454pp, 32 pls, 9f.

Yago, M. & Monastyrskii, A.L.,2002 : Comparative morphology and identification of the subgenus Kulua, with description of a new species from Vietnam (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Heliophorus).
Tijdschr. Ent. 145:145-171.

Yago, M., Wakabayashi, M., Tanaka, B. & Monastyrskii, A.L.,2005 : Species biodiversity and life histories of the genus Heliophorus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Vietnam.
Report on Insect Inventory Project in Tropic Asia (TAIIV)(2005):365-370.

2006.02.06 - 2021.09.30.