Pratapa deva relata  (Distant,1884)

Pratapa deva relata ♂ Up. Pratapa deva relata ♂ Un. Pratapa deva relata ♀ Up. Pratapa deva relata ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Pratapa deva relata ♂ Up. Pratapa deva relata ♂ Un. Pratapa deva relata ♀ Up. Pratapa deva relata ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Tajuria relata Distant,1884
OD : Rhop. malayana : 246, pl.21, fig.12.♀.
TL : Province Wellesley, Malay Pen.
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia, Singapore,
Sumatra, Bangka, Weh, Simeulue.

Synonym

Pratapa deva stella Corbet,1938 : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)7(4):171. TL. Bukit Kutu, Selangor, Malay Pen.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
"Pratapa deva relata ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs (Malaysia). (Koh Samui)"
Pratapa deva relata ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 720, pl.330, figs.L367b,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Ranong / Surat Thani)
Pratapa deva lila ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 112, figs.♂(Muang Shone),♂(Muang Shone,Un). (Muang Shone) (in part)
Pratapa deva relata ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 112, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phuket Hill)
Pratapa deva relata ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2020- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Yala)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 8♂ 2♀ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in primary forest at low to moderate elevations and is frequently found on the hilltops.
Examples of Ranong and Surat Thani seem to be transition to ssp.lila.

Literature

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.

Corbet, A.S.,1938 : A Revision of the Malayan Species of Pratapa Moore (Lepidoptera-Lycaenidae)
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)7(8):166-172.

Pratapa deva relata ♂ Pratapa deva relata ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Pratapa deva relata ♂ Pratapa deva relata ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

2009.12.31 - 2020.08.31.
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