Arhopala agrata agrata  Nicéville, 1890

Arhopala agrata agrata ♂ Up. Arhopala agrata agrata ♂ Un. Arhopala agrata agrata ♂ Up. Arhopala agrata agrata ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala agrata Nicéville, 1890
OD : Butts. India Burmah Ceylon. 3:251, fig.137,♂.
TL : Singapore. (♂)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala ; Narathiwat), W.Malaysia,
Singapore, Sumatra, Nias, Java.
● ssp.binghami
Arhopala agrata agrata map

Records taken from Literature

Arhopala agrata agrata ; Pinratana,1981 : 87, pl.14, fig.10,♂(Un). (Narathiwat) (in part)
Arhopala agrata agrata ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 622. (Than To) (in part)
Arhopala agrata agrata ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 656. (Than To) (in part)
Arhopala agrata agrata ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 69. (Than To WF) (in part)
Arhopala agrata agrata ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2023.07.05)

Specimens Examined

Yala : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forests at low elevations (Alt. 150 - 450m).
Previously, the peninsular populations were treated as the nominotypical subspecies. However, I treat only the population from the southernmost part of Thailand, Yala and Narathiwat, as ssp.agrata, and those from the north as ssp.binghami.


Nicéville,,1890 : in Marshall & Nicéville, The butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon.
A descriptive handbook of all the known species of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera inhabiting that region, with notices of allied species occurring in the neighbouring countries along the border, with numerous illustrations. Volume III (Lycaenidae).
Calcutta Central Press 4 to : xii + 503 pp, frontispiece, pls.25-29.

1999.07.18 - 2023.07.31.

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