Suasa lisides ssp.  

Suasa lisides ssp. ♂ Up. Suasa lisides ssp. ♂ Un. Suasa lisides ssp. ♀ Up. Suasa lisides ssp. ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Suasa lisides ssp.
OD :
TL :
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong - Nakhon Si Thammarat).

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Suasa lisides ssp. map

Records taken from Literature

Suasa lisides ; Godfrey,1930 : 343. (Ranong)
Suasa lisides lisides ; Pinratana,1981 : 136. (Phuket; Ranong) (in part)
Suasa lisides lisides ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 738. (Ranong) (in part)
Suasa lisides lisides ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 124, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong Hot Spring; Ban Tung Tong) (in part)

Specimens Examined

Ranong : 2♂ 2♀ ( by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 2♂ 1♀ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


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


Examples from Peninsular Thailand are different from nominotypical subspecies. Orange markings of the UpF from Ranong specimens, Male is much darker and female is quite reduced, and orange marking on the UnF of both sexs are more brighter. A male specimen from Nakhon Si Thamarrat is also slightly different. Orange makings on the UpF is much more darker and reduced than Ranong example. It maybe a tendency male red patch on the UpF is getting darker and smaller towards Ranong to Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Another problem is an example from Phetchaburi. I have seen only this nature photo and it lools like Ranong examples.
I regard these as unknown subspecies provisionally, however comparison and confirmation by a lot of specimens from many localities in Peninsular region are needed in future.


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.

Suasa lisides ssp. ♂ Suasa lisides ssp. ♀
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)
Suasa lisides ssp. ♀ Suasa lisides ssp. ♀
♀, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)

2020.05.31 - 2021.12.31.

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