Virachola perse perse  (Hewitson, [1863])

Virachola perse perse ♂ Up. Virachola perse perse ♂ Un. Virachola perse perse ♀ Up. Virachola perse perse ♀ Un.
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (ws), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂ Up. Virachola perse perse ♂ Un. Virachola perse perse ♂ Up. Virachola perse perse ♂ Un.
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ds), Uttaradit, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂ Up. Virachola perse perse ♂ Un. Virachola perse perse ♂ Up. Virachola perse perse ♂ Un.
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ws), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Deudorix perse Hewitson, [1863]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:18, 2:pl.8, figs.24,♂(Un),25,♂,26,♀.
TL : North India.
Distribution : Nepal, Sikkim, Assam to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
Cambodia, Vietnam, Yunnan.
Virachola perse perse map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Virachola perse perse ; Godfrey,1930 : 349. (W: Hue Tak So)
Virachola perse perse ; Pinratana,1981 : 144, pl.26, figs.4,♀,5,♀(Un) ; pl.32, fig.17,♂. (Chiang Mai; Lampang)
Virachola perse perse ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 259, fig.165,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Thaep; Phu Huay Sing)
Virachola perse perse ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 40. (Mukdahan: Ban Na Lak)
Virachola perse perse ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 56. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram; Phu Huai Sing; Ubon Ratchathani: Kaen Tana)
Virachola perse perse ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 704, pl.322, figs.397,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Nan)
Virachola perse perse ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 750, pl.344, figs.L419,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Nan)
Virachola perse perse ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 133, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Thoen; Ban Na Lak; Phu Pha Taep)
Virachola perse perse ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2020- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2023.09.02)

[ LAOS ]
Virachola perse perse ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 76, pl.108, fig.B3,♂(Un). (no loc.)
Virachola perse perse ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. not fig. (list only)
Virachola perse perse ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2005 : 37, figs.4a,♂,4b,♂(Un). (Xieng Khouang: Muang Kham)
Virachola perse perse ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55, pl.23, figs.Ly-259,♂,♂(Un). (Xieng Khouang: Muang Kham)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Virachola perse perse ; Chartier & Kosterin,2022 : 123, fig.5D. (Siem Reap)

[ VIETNAM ]
Virachola perse perse ; Saito & Inayoshi,2022b : 33, figs.48,♂,48v♂(Un),49,♀,49v♀(Un). (BIn Thuan: Dong Tien)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 22♂ 3♀ (incl. photo & photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Uttaradit : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in dry forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 300 - 1200m). Males are territorial on canopies at hilltops and very occasionally come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water. The male orange patches on the UpF are very variable, even in the same season.


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.


Virachola perse perse ♂ Virachola perse perse ♀
♂ (ds., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂ Virachola perse perse ♂
♂ (ds., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ws., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂ Virachola perse perse ♂
♂ (ds., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ds., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂ Virachola perse perse ♂
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2024.03.31.

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