Purlisa gigantea gigantea  (Distant,1881)

Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♂ Up. Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♂ Un. Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♂ Up. Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♂ Un.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by E.Ikari) ♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Iolaus giganteus Distant,1881
OD : Ent. mon. Mag. 17:245.
TL : Penang.



Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia, Singapore.
gigantea map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Godfrey,1930 : 343. (Chunphon: Koh Pa Nga)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Godfrey,1932a : 273. (Peninsula)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Pinratana,1981 : 132, pl.23, figs.15,♂,16,♂(Un). (Trang)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 692, pl.315, figs.L370,♂,♂(Un). (Songkhla)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Samui)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 734, pl.336, figs.L392,♂,♂(Un). (Songkhla)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 120, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone / Kho Samui)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2021- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala) (accessed: 2021.05.27)


Specimens Examined

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

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is uncommon in primary forest at moderate elevations and is often rested under the leaves.

Literature

Distant, W.L.,1881 : Description of a new species of Lycaenidae from Penang.
Ent. mon. Mag. 17:245.

Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♀ Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♀
♀, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2021.05.31.
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