Heliophorus delacouri  Eliot,1963

Heliophorus delacouri ♂ Up. Heliophorus delacouri ♂ Un. Heliophorus delacouri ♀ Up. Heliophorus delacouri ♀ Un.
♂, Lang Son, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ninh Binh, Vietnam.
Heliophorus delacouri ♂ Up. Heliophorus delacouri ♂ Un. Heliophorus delacouri ♂ Up. Heliophorus delacouri ♂ Un.
♂, Ninh Binh, Vietnam. ♂, 2013.04.03. Sekong, Laos.
Heliophorus delacouri ♂ Up. Heliophorus delacouri ♂ Un. Heliophorus delacouri ♂ Up. Heliophorus delacouri ♂ Un.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. ♂ Bolikhamxai, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera)
Heliophorus delacouri ♂ genitalia Heliophorus delacouri ♂ genitalia Heliophorus delacouri ♂ genitalia Heliophorus delacouri ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. ♂ genitalia, Sekong, Laos.

ON : Heliophorus kohimensis delacouri Eliot,1963
OD : Entomologist 96:180.
TL : Bac-Kan, Tonkin. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Laos, Vietnam, China.
Heliophorus delacouri map

Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, Bac-Kan, Tonkin. 1927.i. Delacour & Lowe Expedition. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ VIETNAM ]
Heliophorus epicles chinensis ; Ikeda et al.,2001 : 51, figs.3:23,♂,24,♂(Un),25,♀,7:29(♂genitalia).(as Heliophorus ila chinenens) (Cuc Phuong)
Heliophorus delacouri ; Yago et al.,2002 : 383-386. (Cuc Phuong ; Tam Dao; Ben En)
Heliophorus ila pseudonexus ; Hao et al.,2004 : 10, 77, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Heliophorus delacouri ; Yago et al.,2005 : 366, 369, fig.4,♂,♀,♂(Un); 370, fig.11 (Immature Stages). (near Sapa; Tam Dao; Cuc Phuong; Cat Ba)
Heliophorus kohimensis ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 43. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Bach Ma)
Heliophorus delacouri ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 55. (N: Lao Cai; Vinh Phuc; Ninh Binh; Bac Can / C: Thanh Hoa; Ha Tinh)


Specimens Examined

[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sekong : Dak Cheung. 2013.04.03. 1♂, K.Phongpiyamit (YI).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lang Son : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lao Cai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vinh Phuc : 4♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ninh Binh : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Da Nang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
New to Laos. The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at moderate elevations.
The length and shape of lobe and crest of male genitalia seems to variable considerably. Further study is needed.

Literature

Eliot, J.N.,1963 : The Heliophorus epicles (Godart, 1823) (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae) Complex
Entomologist 96(1203):169-180, 14 figs.

Yago, M., T.Saigusa & A.Nakanishi,2002 : A revision of the Heliophorus kohimensis group (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Entomological Science, 5(3):375-388.

Yago, M., M.Wakabayashi, B.Tanaka. & A.L.Monastyrskii,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.

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