Hypolycaena amasa amasa  Hewitson,[1865]

Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Up. Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Un. Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Up. Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♂, Trat, Thailand.
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Up. Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Un. Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Up. Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Nan, Thailand.
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Up. Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Un. Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Up. Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Un.
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Hypolycaena amasa Hewitson,[1865]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:51, 2:pl.22, figs.19,20.
TL : India.



Distribution :
S.India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam,
Hainan, S.China.
amasa map

Synonym

Papilio etolus  Fabricius,1787 : Mantissa Ins. 2:66. TL. Indiis. (homonym)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Zeltus etolus ; Godfrey,1916 : 141. (Prae: Me Song forest / Chonburi: Dong Rek hills)
Zeltus etolus etolus ; Godfrey,1927 : 126. (N)
Zeltus etolus etolus ; Godfrey,1930 : 348. (Prae / Muak Lek / Chonburi: Sriracha / W: Klong Pong Kapo)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Shirozu & Saigusa,1962 : 56, pl.8, figs.55,♂, 56,♂(Un). (Mae Hoi)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Kawazoé,1964 : 144-145, pl.7, figs.49,♂,50,♂(Un),Textfig.15,♂genitalia. (N: Ping Kong)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Pinratana,1981 : 141, pl.24, fig.13,♀ ; pl.25, figs.1,♂,2,♀,3,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Chanthaburi / Chonburi / Nakhon Nayok)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 259, fig.162,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Thaep)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 40. (Mukdahan: Ban Na Lak / Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Chong Na Yoi ; Kaeng E-Keow)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 67, fig.96,♂. (Umphang: Tha Sai)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Katsuyama et al.,2006 : 48, fig.72,♂. (Nan: Ban Nam Poon)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 702, pl.321, figs.L391a,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Phrae)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 746, pl.341, figs.L410a,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Phrae)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 129, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep / Phu Khiewo / Kao Yai / Nakohn Nayok / Wan Nam Khiewo / Kao Soi Dao / Kratching WF / Pliew WF / Kao Khiewo / Doi Musso / Khlong Tariew)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Phetchabun / Sa Kaeo)

[ LAOS ]
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 76, col.pl.15,♂ ; pl.108, figs.A5,♂,A6,♂(Un),A7,♀,A8,♀(Un). (Luang Prabang / Pakse / Vang Vieng)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.126, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Thateng)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 48. (Thabok / Namdhua)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Onodera,2009b : 40,41. (Bolikhamxai: Thabok / Khammouan: Nacay)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Woodfield & Murton,2006 : figs.♀,♀(Un). (Botum Sakor NP.)
Hypolycaena amasa ; Onodera,2008 : 58,61. (Mondolkiri: Bousra)
Hypolycaena amasa ; Onodera,2009 : 67, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Siem Reap: Phnum Kulen)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Zeltus etolus ; Moulton,1923 : 131. (Pulo Condore)
Zeltus etolus ; Lemee,1950 : 20-21. (Hagiang / Backan)
Zeltus etolus etolus ; Metaye,1958b : 175. (Dong Nai: Ben Nom ; Dinh Quan / Lam Dong: Col du Da Troun / N: Hagiang ; Backan)
Zeltus amasa amasa ; Ikeda et al.,2001 : 51, figs.5:6,♀,7,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Zeltus amasa ; Lien,2003 : 58. (Phu Quoc)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Hao et al.,2004 : 12, 81, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Hypolycaena amasa ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 44. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Phong Dien; Bach Ma)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 68, figs.L-134,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Nihira,2009 : 100, fig.f1,♂. (Phu Quoc)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 79. (S: Nui Cam / Nui Coto)
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 68. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 8♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 5♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trat : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Oudomxai : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is very common in montane forest and secondary forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.10m - 1300m).

Literature

Fabricius, J.C.,1787 : Mantissa Insectorum sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus genericis,
differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus.
Copenhagen, Christ. Gottl. Proft 8vo 1:xx+348pp ; 2:[2]+382pp

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.

Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂ Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Hypolycaena amasa amasa ♂
♂ with Megisba malaya, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2020.06.30.
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