Hypolycaena merguia watsoni  (Swinhoe,1911)

Hypolycaena merguia watsoni ♂ Up. Hypolycaena merguia watsoni ♂ Un.
♂, 1994.02.20. Omkoi, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Chliaria watsoni Swinhoe,1911
OD : in Moore, Lep. Ind. 9:83, pl.721, figs.5,♂,5a,♂(Un).
TL : Karen Hills.



Distribution : Myanmar (Karen Hills), N.W.Thailand.
watsoni map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
"Chliaria merguia watsoni ; Godfrey,1930 : 347. (W: Me Wong ; Klong Klung)"
Hypolycaena merguia watsoni ; Pinratana,1981 : 140, not fig. (List up only.)
Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 700, pl.320, figs.L386a,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai) (in part)
Hypolycaena merguia watsoni ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 744, pl.341, figs.L408a,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Hypolycaena merguia watsoni ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 127. (by literature)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : Omkoi dist., 1994.02.20. 1♂, LC (YI).
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Notes
The butterfly is very rare and has been known only one reliable specimen in Thailand.
The record of Godfrey,1930 from Me Wong might be ssp.merguia and need to be confirmed by reliable specimens to identify which subspecies.

Literature

Swinhoe, C.,1911-1912: in Moore, Lepidoptera Indica. vol.IX. Rhopalocera, Family Lycaenidae.
9:1-144,1911 ; 145-278,1912. L.Reeve & Co., London.

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