Arhopala varro varro  Fruhstorfer,1914

Arhopala varro varro ♂ Up. Arhopala varro varro ♂ Un. Arhopala varro varro ♀ Up. Arhopala varro varro ♀ Un.
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♀, 1993.10.24. Omkoi dist., Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Arhopala varro varro ♂ Up. Arhopala varro varro ♂ Un.
♂, 2002.12.--. Di Linh, Lam Dong, Vietnam.

ON : Arhopala camdeo varro Fruhstorfer,1914
OD : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 27(4):161-162.
TL : Tandong, Karen Hills. (♀)



Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
varro map

Synonym

Amblypodia karennia Evans,1925 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):626, fig.  TL. Karens. (♂, NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala varro varro ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 604, pl.273, fig.L197,♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Arhopala varro varro ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 636, pl.288, fig.L222,♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Arhopala varro varoo ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 54. (by literature)

[ VIETNAM ]
Arhopala varro varro ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 59. (S: Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : Omkoi dist. 1993.10.24. 1♀, LC (YI).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 3♂ (incl.photo by T.Aoyama & Y.Inayoshi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lam Dong : Di Linh. 2002.12.--. 1♂ LC (KS).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
This is the first record from Thailand and Vietnam.
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations. Male makes flight paths and move back and forth between them, and frequently chasing each other.

Literature

Fruhstorfer, H., 1914 : Neue Arhopala Rassen.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 27(4):155-166.

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

Arhopala varro varro ♂ Arhopala varro varro ♂
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)
Arhopala varro varro ♂ Arhopala varro varro ♂
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Arhopala varro varro ♂
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

1999.07.11 - 2019.03.31.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.