Arhopala agaba aborigina  Monastyrskii, 2012

ON : Arhopala agaba aborigina Monastyrskii, 2012
OD : Atalanta 43(1/2):161-162,, fig.7(HT,♂),8(PT,♀).
TL : Con Son Island, S.Vietnam. (♂)
Distribution : S.Vietnam (Con Son Island)
● ssp.agaba
Arhopala agaba aborigina map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 3.Jun.2010. Con Dao, Con Son Island, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, S.Vietnam. A.Monastyrskii.
Paratypes : 7♀, same data as holotype.

Records taken from Literature

Arhopala agaba aborigina ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 61, pl.14, figs.56a(HT,♂),56b(HT,♂Un),56c(PT,♀). (S: Con Son Is.)


One of the main characteristics of this subspecies in the original description, "1. A well-developed albescent tinge in the submarginal area within cells 1b and 3-5", is not specific to this taxon, but is occasionally observed in other species as well. This phenomenon is thought to be caused by external factors. It seems to be particularly common in specimens collected in high humidity.

Arhopala agaba agaba ♂ Up. Arhopala silhetensis silhetensis ♂ Up. Arhopala agrata binghami ♂ Up.
Arhopala agaba agaba
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Arhopala silhetensis silhetensis
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Arhopala agrata ♂, Trat, Thailand. (photo by E.Ikari)
Arhopala agaba agaba from Chiang Mai,Arhopala silhetensis silhetensis from Surat Thani and Arhopala agrata from Trat show a similar phenomenon.
These individuals are found among the ordinary individuals.


Monastyrskii, A.L.,2012 : New taxa and new records of butterflies from Vietnam (4) (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera)
Atalanta 43(1/2):156-164.

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