Spindasis elwesi  Evans, [1925]

Spindasis elwesi ♀ Up. Spindasis elwesi ♀ Un.
♀, 2019.11.19. Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

ON : Spindasis elwesi Evans, [1925]
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(4):759.
TL : 'Kumaon to Assam'
Distribution : Sikkim, N.Thailand.
Spindasis elwesi map

Records taken from Literature

Spindasis elwesi ; Saito & Inayoshi,2022b : 28-29, figs.29,♀,29v♀(Un). (Mae Hong Son: Mae Hong Son Dist.)

Specimens Examined

Mae Hong Son : Mae Hong Son Dist., 2019.11.19. 1♀ Y.Inayoshi & A.Giudici (YI).
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This is the first record from Thailand. Hitherto the species has been known only a few specimens from Sikkim in the Natural History Museum London (NHML).
The butterfly was found in montane forests at moderate elevations. Further distributional study is needed.


Evans, W.H.,[1925] : The identification of Indian Butterflies (5-8)
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(1):72-96, pl.21-24 ; (2):322-351, pl.26-27 ; (3):610-639, pl.28 ; (4):726-776, pl.29.

Roy, P.,2016 :
Records of Cigaritis zhengweilie Huang,1998 (Lepidoptera: Theclinae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India and Southeastern Tibet, China, And A note on Cigaritis elwesi (Evans,[1925])
Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(13):9568-9573.

Balint, Zs., Heath, A., Katona, G., Kertesz, K. & Safian, Sz.,2017 : Male secondary sexual characters in Aphnaeinae wings (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Opusc. Zool. Budapest 48(1):27-34.

Spindasis elwesi ♀ Spindasis elwesi ♀
♀, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

2020.01.31 - 2023.01.31.

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