Horaga syrinx maenala  (Hewitson,1869)

Horaga syrinx maenala ♂ Up. Horaga syrinx maenala ♂ Un. Horaga syrinx maenala ♂ Up. Horaga syrinx maenala ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Horaga syrinx maenala ♂ Up. Horaga syrinx maenala ♂ Un. Horaga syrinx maenala ♂ genitaia Horaga syrinx maenala ♂ genitaia
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂ genitaia, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Myrina maenala Hewitson,1869
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (4):(Suppl.) 7, pl.3, figs.85,♂(Un),86,♂.
TL : Borneo. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand, Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra,
Bangka, Borneo.

● ssp.moulmeia
ssp.maenala
Horaga syrinx maenala map

Synonyms

Horaga halba Distant,1886 : Rhop. Malayana :460, pl.44, fig.23. TL. Penang.
Horaga corniculum Druce,1895 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895(3):611, pl.34, fig.8,♂,♂(Un). TL. Kina Balu.
Horaga affinis Druce,1895 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895(3):611, pl.34, fig.9,♂,♂(Un). TL. Kina Balu ; Labuan.


Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, Borneo. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
"Horaga syrinx moulmeina ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 678, pl.310, figs.L335,♂,♂(Un). (in part)"
"Horaga amethysta purpurescens ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 678, pl.310, figs.L336,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong)"
Horaga syrinx moulmeina ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui)
"Horaga syrinx moulmeina ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.328, figs.L359,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀(right),♀(right,Un). (in part)"
Horaga syrinx maenala ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 36, figs.83,♂,♂(Un). (Yala)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 1♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 6♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common on the hilltops and occurs sympatrically with Horaga onyx sardonyx. 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.
Cowan,1966 regarded the record of Ranong by Godfrey,1930 as ssp.moulmeina. However, the possibility of ssp.maenala is also considered and needs to be confirmed by reliable specimens.

Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,1863-1878 : Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae.
London, van Vorst. x+229pp. and 14a-14h, Suppl. 1-47; pls. (108, numbered;)
1-85, 88-92, 3a,3b,3c, Suppl.I-VII, Ia, Ib, IIIa, IIIb, IVa, Va, Vb. In 8 parts.

Distant, W.L.,1882-1886 : Rhopalocera Malayana : a Description of the Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula.
London, Author, Penang, Logan : xvi+482+[4]pp, 46 pls.

Druce, H.H.,1895 : A Monograph of the Bornean Lycaenidae
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895 (3):556-627, pl.31-34.

Horaga syrinx maenala ♂ Horaga syrinx maenala ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Horaga syrinx maenala ♂ Horaga syrinx maenala ♀
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.18 - 2021.11.30.

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