Arhopala aedias meritatas  Corbet,1941

Arhopala aedias meritatas ♂ Up. Arhopala aedias meritatas ♂ Un. Arhopala aedias meritatas ♀ Up. Arhopala aedias meritatas ♀ Un.
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♀, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala aedias meritatas Corbet.1941
OD : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):153.
TL : Mergui. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Langkawi.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala aedias meritatas ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 608, pl.275, fig.L204a,♂,♂(Un). (Phrae) (in part)
Arhopala aedias meritatas ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 640, pl.290, fig.L230a,♂,♂(Un). (Phrae)
Arhopala aedias meritatas ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 56. (by literature)

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala aedias meritatas ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 216, pl.114, fig.♀(Un). (Phong Si)
Arhopala aedias meritatas ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 53.

[ VIETNAM ]
Arhopala aedias meritatas ; Sugimoto,2011 : 54, fig.♂,♂(Un). (Khanh Hoa: Ba Ho waterfalls, Ninh Ich)
Arhopala aedias meritatas ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 60. (C: Khanh Hoa)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Kanchanaburi : 2♂ 2♀ (incl.photo & photo by A.Giudici and L.Day).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane primary forest at moderate elevations. Male makes flight paths and move back and forth between them.

Literature

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.

Sugimoto, S.,2011 : A first record of Arhopala aedias meritatas Corbet,1941 in Vietnam. (in Japanese)
Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 59:54.

Arhopala aedias meritatas ♂ Arhopala aedias meritatas ♀
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

2009.04.20 - 2018.10.31.
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