Virachola kessuma deliochus  (Hewitson,1874)

Virachola kessuma deliochus ♂ Up. Virachola kessuma deliochus ♂ Un. Virachola kessuma deliochus ♀ Up. Virachola kessuma deliochus ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by E.Ikari) ♀, Lampang, Thailand.

ON : Deudorix deliochus Hewitson,1874
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 22(3):352-353.
TL : India.
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Langkawi, W.Malaysia,
Singapore, Sumatra.

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Rapala kessuma deliochus ; Davidson & Macbeth,1938 : 83. (Lampang: Me Chang forest)
Virachola kessuma deliochus ; Pinratana,1981 : 145, pl.27, fig.1,♂(Un). (Lampang / Ranong)
Virachola kessuma deliochus ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 40, fig.119,♂. (Ubon Ratchathani: Kaeng E-Keow)
Virachola kessuma deliochus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 706, pl.323, figs.L400,♂,♂(Un),♀(Un). (no loc.)
Virachola kessuma deliochus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 752, pl.345, figs.L421,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Nan / Ranong)
Virachola kessuma deliochus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 133, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Kaen E-Keow)
Virachola kessuma deliochus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Sa Kaeo)

[ LAOS ]
Virachola kessuma deliochus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 56, pl.23, figs.Ly-263,♂,♂(Un). (Bolikhamxai: Pakkading)

[ VIETNAM ]
Virachola kessuma deliochus ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 38, figs.111,♂,♂(Un). (Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 1♂ (photo by E.Ikari).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂ (without date).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ 1♀ (photo by S.Atdhabhan & A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is uncommon in montane and secondary forest at low elevations (alt.300m - 500m).

Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,1874 : Descriptions of new species of Lycaenidae from his own collection.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 22(3):343-355.

Virachola kessuma deliochus ♂ Virachola kessuma deliochus ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Virachola kessuma deliochus ♀ Virachola kessuma deliochus ♂
♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2020.07.31.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.