Arhopala anthelus anthea  (Evans, 1925)

Arhopala anthelus anthea ♂ Up. Arhopala anthelus anthea ♂ Un. Arhopala anthelus anthea ♀ Up. Arhopala anthelus anthea ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Arhopala anthelus anthea ♂ Up. Arhopala anthelus anthea ♂ Un. Arhopala anthelus anthea ♀ Up. Arhopala anthelus anthea ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Amblypodia anthelus anthea Evans, 1925
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):625.
TL : Tavoy, S.Burma. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand.
(excluding S.E. & Koh Tarutao)

● ssp.anthea
ssp.
ssp.grahami
Arhopala anthelus anthea map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Amblypodia anthelus anthelus ; Godfrey,1930 : 329. ("Prae: Me Song forest"; Me Lamoung)
Narathura anthelus anthea ; Evans,1957 : 88. (W / P)
Arhopala anthelus anthea ; Pinratana,1981 : 76, pl.12, figs.4,♂,5,♂(Un). (Phang Nga; Ranong; Trang)
Arhopala anthelus anthea ; Seki,1986 : 12. (Ranong)
Arhopala anthelus anthea ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 604, pl.273, figs.L194a♂,♂(Un),♀. (Ranong)
Arhopala anthelus grahami ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 604, pl.273, figs.L194b♂,♂(Un),♀. (Satun; Krabi)
Arhopala anthelus grahami ; Les Day,2011- : Butterflies of Koh Samui, figs. (Koh Phangan) (accessed: 2022.04.30)
Arhopala anthelus anthea ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 634, pl.287, figs.L219a♂,♂(Un),♀. (Ranong)
Arhopala anthelus grahami ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 634, pl.287, figs.L219b♂,♂(Un),♀. (Satun; Krabi)
Arhopala anthelus anthea ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 53. (by literature)
Arhopala anthelus grahami ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 53, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong Hot Spring; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Kao Luang; Ka Chong) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 5♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low elevations (alt.30m - 250m).
Godfrey,1930 recorded it from "Me Song forest, Prae", however it is doubtful. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

Evans, W.H.,1925 : The Identification of Indian Butterflies. Part VII.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):610-639, 1 pl.


Arhopala anthelus anthea ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.11 - 2022.05.31.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.