Arhopala normani  Eliot, 1972

Arhopala normani ♂ Up. Arhopala normani ♂ Un. Arhopala normani ♀ Up. Arhopala normani ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala normani Eliot, 1972
OD : J. nat. Hist. 6(1):11-12, fig.10,20.
TL : S.E. Sabah, Sibatik Is.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, {Singapore}, Borneo, Sumatra.
Arhopala normani map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 29.Nov.1961. Sibatik Is., S.E.Sabah. T.Norman (NHML).
Allotype ♀, 02.Dec.1961. same data as holotype.

Records taken from Literature

'Arhopala normani ; Pinratana,1981 : 90. not fig. (Yala)'
'Arhopala normani ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 626, pl.284, figs.L246,♀,♀(Un). (Probably not normani) (in part)'
'Arhopala normani ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 660, pl.300, figs.L270,♀,♀(Un). (Probably not normani) (in part)'
Arhopala aroa esava ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 69, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Thaleban) (in part)
'Arhopala normani ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 72, figs.♀,♀(Un). [Probably not normani] (Than To WF.) (in part)'

Specimens Examined

Ranong : 2♂ 2♀.
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The specimens shown above are likely to be this taxon, but there is no proof. Further taxonomic and distributional studies are needed.

Identification of the Arhopala alea subgroup within the Arhopala cleander group is extremely difficult, even by examination of specimens. It is essential to identify both the upper and under surfaces of the wings from the specimen. Although there are many field photos, most are either misidentified or unidentifiable and therefore cannot be used as records. A review of all species in this group by molecular analysis is required.


Eliot, J.N.,1972 : Some Arhopala from Borneo with a Revision of the Arhopala cleander group (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
J. nat. Hist. 6(1):1-15, 21 figs.

Seki, Y.,1989 : A note on the alea subgroup (Arhopala cleander group) with a description of new subspecies.
The Nature and Insects 24(6):10-14.

1999.07.18 - 2023.09.30.

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