Arhopala opalina azata  Nicéville, [1896]

Arhopala opalina azata ♀ Up. Arhopala opalina azata ♀ Un.
♀, 2015.06.27. Yala, Thailand.

ON : Arrhopala [sic] azata Nicéville, [1896]
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 10(2):172-174, pl.T, figs.32,♂,33,♀.
TL : Perak, Malay Pen. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala), W.Malaysia, Sumatra.
● ssp.opalina
Arhopala opalina azata map

Type Material Information

1♂ Type, Perak. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 87, figs.♂,♂(Un).

Records taken from Literature

Arhopala opalina azata ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2023.06.01)

Specimens Examined

Yala : Betong dist. 2015.06.27. 1♀, Y.Inayoshi (YI).
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Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 and Kimura et al.,2014 recorded Arhopala opalina azata from Ranong, but these are considered to be a different subspecies. Thus, the specimen shown above is the first record of true ssp.azata from Thailand. The butterfly is rare and found in montane forests at moderate elevations (Alt. 800m)


Nicéville, L. de.,[1896] : On new and little-known Lepidoptera from the Indo-Malayan Region, (2).
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 10(2):169-194, pls.R,S,T.

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : A key to the Indo-Malayan species of Arhopala Boisduval (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):149-183, figs.1-114.

Evans, W.H.,1957 : A Revision of the Arhopala Group of Oriental Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera).
Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 5(3):85-141.

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