Horaga onyx sardonyx  Fruhstorfer,1914

Horaga onyx sardonyx ♂ Up. Horaga onyx sardonyx ♂ Un. Horaga onyx sardonyx ♀ Up. Horaga onyx sardonyx ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by E.Ikari)
Horaga onyx sardonyx ♂ Up. Horaga onyx sardonyx ♂ Un. Horaga onyx sardonyx ♂ Up. Horaga onyx sardonyx ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Horaga onyx sardonyx ♂ genitalia Horaga onyx sardonyx ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Horaga moulmeina sardonyx Frunstorfer,1914
OD : Deut. ent. Z. Iris 28(1):33.
TL : Mt.Battak, N.E.Sumatra. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Bangka.

Type Material Information

sardonyx  ; Holotype ♂, N.E.Sumatra. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
"Horaga onyx onyx ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Samui)"
Horaga onyx sardonyx ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 36, figs.82,♂,♂(Un). (Yala)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common on the hilltops and occurs sympatrically with Horaga syrinx maenala in Yala. Time of male activity is different between the two species. In syrinx from about 11:00 to 14:30 while in onyx from about 15:00 to 16:00.
Photo record from Koh Samui has not been confirmed which subspecies. I regard it as this subspecies provisionally, However, confirmation with specimen is needed in future.

Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1914 : Neue Lycaenidae.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 28(1):33-35.

Horaga onyx sardonyx ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2020.01.31.
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