Hypolycaena merguia skapane  H.H.Druce,1895

Hypolycaena merguia skapane ♂ Up. Hypolycaena merguia skapane ♂ Un. Hypolycaena merguia skapane ♀ Up. Hypolycaena merguia skapane ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangai dist.), Thailand.

ON : Hypolycaena skapane H.H.Druce,1895
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895(3):604, pl.33. figs.16,♂,17,♀.
TL : Kina Balu, Borneo.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Surat Thani and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Borneo.

● ssp.watsonis
ssp.merguia
ssp.skapane
Hypolycaena merguia skapane map

Synonym

Chliaria merguia sobanas Fruhstorfer,1914 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 27(4):177. TL. Sintang.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Hypolycaena merguia skapane ; Pinratana,1981 : 140, pl.24, fig.15,♀. (Yala)
Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Pinratana,1981 : 140, pl.25, fig.7,♂(Un) ; pl.31, fig.7,♂(Un) ; pl.34, fig.14,♂ ; pl.35, fig.9,♂(Un). (Trang) (in part)
Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.320, figs.L386a♀,♀(Un). (Yala) (in part)
Hypolycaena merguia skapane ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 700, pl.320, figs.L386b♂,♂(Un). (Yala) (in part)
Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies. (Koh Phangan)
Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 744, pl.341, figs.L408b♂,♂(Un). (Trang) (in part)
Hypolycaena merguia skapane ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 744, pl.341, figs.L408c♂,♂(Un),♀(right),♀(right,Un). (Yala) (in part)
Hypolycaena merguia skapane ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 111, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Thaleban; Than To WF.)
Hypolycaena merguia skapane ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2022- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.01.07)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Yala : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is uncommon in montane primary forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.200m - 300m).


Literature

Druce, H.H.,1895 : A Monograph of the Bornean Lycaenidae.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895(3):556-627, pls.31-34.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1914 : Neue Lycaeniden.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 27(4):172-178.


Hypolycaena merguia skapane ♀
♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.21 - 2022.01.31.

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