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.

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: 2020.10.23)

[ 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)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 22♂ 1♀ (incl.photo & photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Uttaradit : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in dry forest at moderate elevations (alt.400m - 1200m) and is frequently found on the hilltops. Male makes a territory on the trees.
The orange patch on the UpF of the male is 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), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂ Virachola perse perse ♂
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ws), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2021.02.28.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.