Tajuria culta  (de Nicéville,[1896])

Tajuria culta ♂ Up. Tajuria culta ♂ Un. Tajuria culta ♀ Up. Tajuria culta ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tajuria culta ♂ Up. Tajuria culta ♂ Un. Tajuria culta ♀ Up. Tajuria culta ♀ Un.
♂, Chonburi, Thailand. (photo by K.Yano) ♂, Chonburi, Thailand. (photo by K.Yano)

ON : Creusa culta de Nicéville,[1896]
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 10(2):177-179, pl.T, figs.36,♂,37,♀.
TL : Khasi Hills. (♂♀, NZC)



Distribution : Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
culta map

Type Materials Information

Types 1♂ 1♀, Khasi Hills. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 165, figs.♀,♀(Un),♂,♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Tajuria culta ; Pinratana,1981 : 129, pl.34, fig.12,♀ ; pl.35, fig.7,♀(Un). (Bangkok)
Tajuria isaeus tyro ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 259, fig.159,♀. (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Thaep)
Tajuria culta ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 684, pl.312, fig.L349,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
"Tajuria dominus dominus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 690, pl.314, figs.L363,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). ("Phuket")"
Tajuria dominus culta ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 724, pl.331, figs.L372a,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
"Tajuria dominus dominus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 724, pl.331, figs.L372b,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). ("Phuket")"
Tajuria culta ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 118, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep / Bangkok)

[ LAOS ]
Tajuria dominius [sic] dominius [sic] ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 76, pl.107, figs.B5,♂,B6,♂(Un). (Luang Prabang)
Tajuria dominus ssp. ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 218, not fig. (List up only.)
Tajuria dominius culta ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55.

[ VIETNAM ]
Tajuria culta ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 79. (S: Nui Cam)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 9♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chonburi : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations and is often rested under the leaves. Male makes a territory on the trees at the hilltops.
The specimens illustrated as Tajuria dominus in Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 from Pinratana collection have been identified as Tajuria culta by Bro. A. Pinratana himself.

Literature

de Nicéville, C.L.A.,[1896] : On new and little-known Lepidoptera from the Indo-Malayan Region, (2).
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 10(2):169-194, pls.R,S,T.

Corbet, A.S.,1940 : A revision of the Malayan species of Tajuria Mre. (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 90(5):107-120, 27 figs, pl.1.

Tajuria culta ♂ Tajuria culta ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tajuria culta ♀ Tajuria culta ♀
♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2021.03.31.
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