Arhopala opalina opalina  (Moore, [1884])


ON : Nilasera opalina Moore, [1884]
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):531, pl.49, fig.1.
TL : "Khasia hills" (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos.

● ssp.opalina
ssp.fruhstorferi
ssp.sphendale
ssp.azata
Arhopala opalina opalina map


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala opalina ; Riley & Godfrey,1921 : 184-185, pl.6, fig.7,♀. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Amblypodia opalina ; Godfrey,1930 : 330. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Narathura opalina opalina ; Evans,1957 : 92. (Siam)
Arhopala opalina opalina ; Pinratana,1981 : 77, pl.33, fig.1♀(Un). ("Nakhon Ratchasima")
Arhopala opalina opalina ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 606, pl.274, figs.L199a♂,♂(Un). ("Nakhon Ratchsima")
Arhopala opalina opalina ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 638, pl.288, figs.L225a♂,♂(Un). ("Nakhon Ratchasima")
Arhopala opalina opalina ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 55, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Doi Montha)

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala opalina opalina ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 216, pl.113, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Lak Sao)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Tak : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
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Notes

The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.800m - 1000m).


Literature

Moore, F.,[1884] : Descriptions of new Asiatic Diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):521-535, pls.48-49.


Arhopala opalina opalina ♂
♂, Tak, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.11 - 2022.05.31.

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