Heliophorus epicles tweediei  Eliot,1963

Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ Up. Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ Un. Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♀ Up. Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ Up. Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ Un. Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♀ Up. Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ Up. Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ Un. Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ genitlia Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ genitlia
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Heliophorus epicles tweediei Eliot,1963
OD : Entomologist 96(1203):173.
TL : Pahang, Malaya.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala), W.Malaysia.

● ssp.latilimbata
ssp.tweediei
Heliophorus epicles map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂ ; Allotype ♀, Apr.1938. Cameron Highlands, 5000 ft., Pahang Malaya. M.W.F.Tweedie.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Heliophorus epicles tweediei ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 34, figs.67,♂,♂(Un),68,♀,♀(Un). (Yala)
Heliophorus epicles tweediei ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Yala) (accessed: 2021.09.03)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Yala : 15♂ 6♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The first finding in Thailand is taken photo by Mr. Satawan Atdhabhan on 11.Sep.2011 in Yala province.
The butterfly is locally common in forest edge along the streams at low elevations (alt.290m - 450m). Male makes a territory on the shrubs and undergrowth. The red patch on the UpF is rather variable.

Literature

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

Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♂ Heliophorus epicles tweediei ♀+♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Yala, Thailand. ♀+♂, Yala, Thailand.

2021.09.30.

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