Hypolycaena othona othona  Hewitson,[1865]

Hypolycaena othona othona ♂ Up. Hypolycaena othona othona ♂ Un. Hypolycaena othona othona ♀ Up. Hypolycaena othona othona ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
Hypolycaena othona othona ♂ Up. Hypolycaena othona othona ♂ Un. Hypolycaena othona othona ♀ Up. Hypolycaena othona othona ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Trat, Thailand.
Hypolycaena othona othona ♂ Up. Hypolycaena othona othona ♂ Un. Hypolycaena othona othona ♂ Up. Hypolycaena othona othona ♂ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♂, Trat, Thailand.

ON : Hypolycaena othona Hewitson,[1865]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:50, 2:pl.22, figs.17,♂,18,♂(Un).
TL : Northern India.
Distribution : India to Myanmar, Thailand (Surat Thani and Northwards),
Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China.

Synonyms

Chliaria othona matiana Fruhstorfer,[1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):231. TL. Chiem Hoa, Tonkin.
* Thecla ab.albiplaga Dufrane,1939 : Bull. Annls. Soc. ent. Belg. 79:291. TL. Tonkin.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Chliaria othona othona ; Godfrey,1930 : 347. (Prae: Me Song forest / W: Me Wong)
Chliaria othona othona ; Godfrey,1932a : 273. (Peninsula)
Chliaria othona othona ; Kawazoé,1964 : 146-147, pl.7, figs.51,♂,52,♂(Un),Textfig.16,♂genitalia. (N: Ping Kong)
Chliaria othona othona ; Pinratana,1981 : 142, pl.25, figs.10,♂,11,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai / Chanthaburi / Chonburi / Kanchanaburi / Nakhon Ratchasima / Trang / Uthai Thani)
Chliaria othona othona ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 67, fig.97,♂. (Umphang)
Chliaria othona othona ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 702, pl.321, figs.L390,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Tak)
Chliaria othona othona ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui)
Hypolycaena othona othona ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 746, pl.342, figs.L412,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Tak)
Hypolycaena othona othona ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Hypolycaena othona othona ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 130, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Dao / Doi Suthep / Thung Saleng Luang / Phu Khiewo / Kao Soi Dao / Sai York Noi / Khlong Naka / Phang Nga)
Hypolycaena othona othona ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai / Chaiyaphum / Nakhon Ratchasima / Sa Kaeo / Trat)

[ LAOS ]
Chliaria othona othona ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 76, col.pl.15,♂ ; pl.108, figs.A9,♂,A10,♂(Un). (Tha Ngone / Luang Prabang / Vang Vieng)
Chliaria othona othona ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.126, figs.♂,♂(Un) (Oudomxay / Thabok)
Chliaria othona othona ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 48. (Thabok)
Chliaria othona othona ; Onodera,2009b : 35, fig.35,♂. (Vientiane: Namsong Riverside)
Hypolycaena othona othona ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Chliaria othona othona ; Woodfield & Murton,2006 : fig.♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Botum Sakor NP.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Chliaria othona matiana ; Seitz,1924-1927 : 980. (Tonkin)
Chliaria othona matiana ; Metaye,1957 : 88. (North)
Chliaria othona matiana ; Metaye,1958b : 175. (Dinh Quan, Dong Nai)
Chliaria othona matiana ; Ikeda et al.,2001 : 51,55, figs.5:8,♂,9,♂(Un),7:40(♂genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Hypolycaena othona matiana ; Hao et al.,2004 : 12, 81, fig.♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Hypolycaena othona matiana ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 68, fig.L-133,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Dai Duc Me ; Madagui / Dong Nai: Thac Mai / Phu Quoc)
Hypolycaena othona matiana ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 25, fig.L-133,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Hypolycaena othona matiana ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 68. (N / C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 7♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 6♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec
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[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Xaisomboun : 2♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bolikhamxai : 2♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.10m - 1600m).
Photo example from Nakhon Si Thammarat seems approach to ssp.semanga. I treat it as nominotypical subspecies provisionally. However further taxonomic studies with many specimens from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Pattani are needed.

Literature

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 othona othona ♂ Hypolycaena othona othona ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand.
Hypolycaena othona othona ♂ Hypolycaena othona othona ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Hypolycaena othona othona ♂ Hypolycaena othona othona ♂
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.21 - 2020.08.31.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.