Hypolycaena merguia merguia  (Doherty,1889)

Hypolycaena merguia merguia ♂ Up. Hypolycaena merguia merguia ♂ Un.
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

ON : Chliaria merguia Doherty,1889
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 58(4):427, pl.23, fig.2,♂.
TL : Mergui.
Distribution : S.Myanmar (Mergui), W.Thailand (Kanchanaburi).

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Pinratana,1981 : 140. (Tak) (in part)
Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 744. (Tak) (in part)
Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 127, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Doi Musso)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Kanchanaburi : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici)
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Notes
The butterfly is rare in montane primary forest at moderate elevations.
The records from Tak and Kamphaeng Phet area need to be confirmed by reliable specimens to identify which subspecies.

Literature

Doherty, W.,1889 : On certain Lycaenidae from Lower Tenasserim.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 58(4):409-440, 2 pls.

Hypolycaena merguia merguia ♂
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.21 - 2020.06.30.
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