Virachola subguttata malaya  Pendlebury & Corbet, 1933

Virachola subguttata malaya ♂ Up. Virachola subguttata malaya ♂ Un. Virachola subguttata malaya ♀ Up. Virachola subguttata malaya ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, 1997.02.--. Ranong, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Virachola malaya Pendlebury & Corbet, 1933
OD : J. Fed. Malay St. Mus. 17(2):404-405.
TL : Bukit Kutu, Selangor, Malay Peninsula. (♀)

Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and southward),
W.Malaysia, {Singapore}, Sumatra, Borneo.

● ssp.subguttata
ssp.malaya
Virachola subguttata malaya map

Type Material Information

Holotype ♀, 9.Sep.1910. Bukit Kutu, Selangor, Malay Peninsula.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Virachola subguttata malaya ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2022- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.10.07)
Virachola subguttata malaya ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 38, figs.112,♂,♂(Un),113,♀,♀(Un). (Ranong; Yala)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1997.02.--. 1♀, LC (KS).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 4♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan & A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The female specimen shown above is the first record from Thailand.
The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.700m) and is often found at hilltops. Males are territorial on shrubs.
Literature

Pendlebury, H.M. & Corbet, A.S.,1933 : Some Lycaenidae new to the Malay Peninsula
J. Fed. Malay St. Mus. 17(2):402-405.


Virachola subguttata malaya ♂ Virachola subguttata malaya ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Yala, Thailand.
Virachola subguttata malaya ♂ Virachola subguttata malaya ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

2020.07.31 - 2022.10.31.

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