Tajuria diaeus diaeus  (Hewitson,[1865])

Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♂ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♂ Un. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Un.
♂, 2006.05.14-06.14. Lao Cai, Vietnam.
(photo by K.Saito)
♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Un. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Un.
♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Un. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Un.
♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Iolaus diaeus Hewitson,[1865]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae. 1:45, 2:pl.20, figs.26-28.
TL : Northern India.
Distribution : N.India, Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.

Synonym

Tajuria thydia Tytler,1915 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 24(1):141, pl.4, fig.47,♂. TL. Kabru, Manipur.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Tajuria diaeus thydia ; Pinratana,1981 : 130, pl.33, fig.19,♂. (Chiang Mai)
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 690, pl.315, fig.L365,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 732, pl.335, figs.L387,♂(Vietnam),♂(Vietnam,Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Tajuria diaeus thydia ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 119, fig.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok / Doi Suthep)

[ LAOS ]
Tajuria diaeus thydia ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 218, pl.125, figs.♀(Up),♀(Un). (Xam Neua)
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55.

[ VIETNAM ]
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ; Yokochi et al.,2015 : 42, figs.106,♀,106v,♀(Un). (Khanh Hoa: Hon Ba)
Tajuria diaeus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 66. (by Inayoshi,2014: http://yutaka.it-n.jp)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Houaphan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lao Cai : 2006.05.14-06.14. 1♂, LC (KS).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vinh Phuc : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Khanh Hoa : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Da Nang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
This is the first record from Vietnam.
The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at moderate elevations and is occasionally found around the top of the mountain.

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.

Tytler, H.C.,1915 : Notes on some new and interesting Butterflies from Manipur and the Naga Hills.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 24(1):119-155, pls.3,4, 29 figs.

1999.07.18 - 2020.07.31.
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