Charana mandarina mandarina  (Hewitson,[1863])

Charana mandarina mandarina ♂ Up. Charana mandarina mandarina ♂ Un. Charana mandarina mandarina ♀ Up. Charana mandarina mandarina ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Charana mandarina mandarina ♂ Up. Charana mandarina mandarina ♂ Un. Charana mandarina mandarina ♀ Up. Charana mandarina mandarina ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Charana mandarina mandarina ♂ Up. Charana mandarina mandarina ♂ Un. Charana mandarina mandarina ♀ Up. Charana mandarina mandarina ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Charana mandarina mandarina ♂ Up. Charana mandarina mandarina ♂ Un. Charana mandarina mandarina ♀ Up. Charana mandarina mandarina ♀ Un.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Myrina mandarinus Hewitson,[1863]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:28-29, 2:pl.28, figs.6,7.
TL : Sylhet.



Distribution : Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Assam to Myanmar,
  Andaman, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Yunnan.
mandarina map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Charana mandarina mandarina ; Pinratana,1981 : 136, pl.24, fig.2,♀(Un). (no data)
Charana mandarina mandarina ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 696, pl.318, figs.L377,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Phu Kha)
Charana mandarina mandarina ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 738, pl.338, figs.L399,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Phu Kha)
Charana mandarina mandarina ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 123, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Yai)
Charana mandarina mandarina ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Chiang Mai / Nakhon Nayok) (accessed: 2020.10.09)

[ LAOS ]
Charana mandarina mandarina ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2006 : 34, figs.5,♂,10♂(Un). (Xaisombun)
Charana mandarina mandarina ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55, pl.23, figs.Ly-245,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phou Bia / Xieng Khouang: Muang Kham)

[ VIETNAM ]
Charana mandarina mandarina ; Hao et al.,2004 : 11, 81, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Charana mandarina mandarina ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007c : 40, fig.L-157,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Charana mandarina mandarina ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 28, fig.L-157,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Charana mandarinus mandarinus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 67. (N: Ninh Binh / C: Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 12♂ 6♀ (incl.photo & photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 1♀ (photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 3♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.800m - 1200m) and is frequently found on the hilltops. Male makes a territory on the trees and often rests under the leaves.

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.

Charana mandarina mandarina ♀ Charana mandarina mandarina ♀
♀, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)
Charana mandarina mandarina ♂ Charana mandarina mandarina ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Charana mandarina mandarina ♂ Charana mandarina mandarina ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2020.11.30.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.