Cheritra freja freja  (Fabricius, 1793)

Cheritra freja freja ♂ Up. Cheritra freja freja ♂ Un. Cheritra freja freja ♀ Up. Cheritra freja freja ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Cheritra freja freja ♂ Up. Cheritra freja freja ♂ Un. Cheritra freja freja ♀ Up. Cheritra freja freja ♀ Un.
♂, Satun, Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand.
Cheritra freja freja ♂ Up. Cheritra freja freja ♂ Un. Cheritra freja freja ♀ Up. Cheritra freja freja ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Satun, Thailand.

ON : Hesperia freja Fabricius, 1793
OD : Ent. syst. 3(1):263.
TL : "Tranquebariae" [Pulau Salang]
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Chumphong and Southward),
Langkawi.

● ssp.evansi
ssp.freja
Cheritra freja freja map

Synonym

Cheritra freja regia Evans, 1925 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):766. TL. Mergui. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Cheritra freja regia ; Godfrey,1932a : 273. (Ranong: Kapor)
Cheritra freja regia ; Godfrey,1932b : 329-330. (Ranong: Kapor)
Cheritra freja freja ; Cowan,1967 : 92. (Thailand)
Cheritra freja freja ; Pinratana,1981 : 120, pl.22, figs.2,♀,3,♀[♂](Un) [as Cheritra freja evansi]. (Ranong; Trang; Yala) (in part)
Cheritra freja freja ; Seki,1986 : 19. (Ranong)
Cheritra freja freja ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 670, pl.306, figs.L322b♂,♂(Un),♀[♂]. ("Nakhon Nayok" [loc.err.])
Cheritra freja freja ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.07.30)
Cheritra freja freja ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 708, pl.324, figs.L346b♂(Malaysia),♂(Malaysia,Un),♀[♂]. ("Nakhon Nayok" [loc.err.])
Cheritra freja freja ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 104, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chumphong; Muang Shone; Khlong Naka; Kam Puan; Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)
Cheritra freja freja ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2020- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig., Early Stages. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.07.30)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (incl.Koh Phangan dist.) : 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 2♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 5♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in secondary and montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.30m - 700m). Males are territorial on shrubs or trees.


Literature

Fabricius, J.C.,1793 : Entomologia systematica emedata et aucta. secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.
3(1): [iv] + 488 pp. Copenhagen. C.G.Proft.

Evans, W.H.,1925 : The Identification of Indian Butterflies. Part VIII.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(4):756-776, 1 pl.

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : Observations on Certain of the Fabrician Names onf Indo-Australian Rhopalocera (Lepid.)
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(6):98-106.

Cowan, C.F.,1965 : The Nomenclature of Cheritra freja (Fab.) (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)
Entomologist 98:68-72.

Cowan, C.F.,1967 : The Indo-oriental Tribe Cheritrini (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae).
Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 20(3):75-103, 4 pls.


Cheritra freja freja ♂ Cheritra freja freja ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Cheritra freja freja ♀ Cheritra freja freja ♀
♀, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2022.07.31.

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