Sinthusa virgo  (Elwes, 1887)

Sinthusa virgo ♀ Up. Sinthusa virgo ♀ Un.
♀, 1994.04.04. Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Hypolycaena virgo Elwes, 1887
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1887(3):446-447.
TL : Darjeeling to Mongpo, Sikkim. (♀)
Distribution : Sikkim, Assam, Myanmar, N.Thailand.
Sinthusa virgo map


Sinthusa virgoides Tytler, 1915 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 24(1):139, pl.3, fig.26. TL. Sikkim. (♀)

Records taken from Literature

Pseudochliaria virgo ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 708, pl.324, figs.L404,♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Pseudochliaria virgo ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 754, pl.346, figs.L427,♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Sinthusa virgo ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 135, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Fang)

Specimens Examined

Chiang Mai : Fang dist.. 1994.04.04. 1♀ LC (YI).
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The figured specimen shown above is the first record from Thailand and is known from only a few specimens until now. The butterfly is rare and is found on the top of the high mountains (Alt. 2200m).


Elwes, H.J.,1887 : Description of some new Lepidoptera from Sikkim.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1887(3):444-447.

Elwes, H.J.,1888 : A catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Sikkim.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 36(3):269-465, pls.8-11.

Tytler, H.C.,1915 : Notes on some new and interesting butterflies from Manipur and the Naga Hills. Part III.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. 24(1):119-155, pls.3-4.

Tytler, H.C.,1926 : Notes on some new and interesting Butterflies from India and Burma
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 31:248-260, pl.1,4 ; (3):579-590, pl.2, 3-5.

Huang, H. & Zhu, J.Q.,2018 : A tentative review of the genus Sinthusa Moore,1884 from China (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)
Atalanta 49(1-4):143-153.

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