Drupadia niasica biranta  (Riley, 1942)

ON : Marmessus scudderii biranta Riley, 1942
OD : Entomologist 75(4):88.
TL : Langkawi Is.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Koh Tarutao), Langkawi.
● ssp.scudderii
Drupadia niasica biranta map

Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, 15.Jan.1939. Langkawi Is., Malay Penisula. J.N.Eliot (NHML)

Records taken from Literature

Drupadia niasica biranta ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 107, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Tarutao Is)


The butterfly is rare in lowland montane forests and is known a single record from Koh Tarutao, Satun.
There is a possibility to be found ssp.perlisa from Yala province. Further distributional research is needed.


Riley, N.D.,1942 : New Lycaenidae from the Malay Peninsula.
Entomologist 75(4):88-89.

Cowan, C.F.,1974 : The Indo-Oriental Genus Drupadia Moore (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae).
Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 29:283-656, 6 pls.

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