Dodona dracon  de Nicéville,1897

dipoea dracon ♂ Up. dipoea dracon ♂ Un. dipoea dracon ♂ Up. dipoea dracon ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Rai, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand. (photo by P.Kosierb)
dipoea dracon ♂ Up. dipoea dracon ♂ Un. dipoea dracon ♀ Up. dipoea dracon ♀ Un.
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand.
dipoea dracon ♂ Up. dipoea dracon ♂ Un. dipoea dracon ♂ Up. dipoea dracon ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Rai, Thailand. ♂, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Dodona dracon de Nicéville,1897
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal (2)66(3):555-556, pl.2, fig.14,♂.
TL : Kangmong in Hsenwi, North Shan States, Upper Burma.



Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
dipoea dracon map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Dodona dipoea dipoea ; Godfrey,1932b : 326. (Chiang Mai: Doi Angka)
Dodona dipoea dipoea ; Davidson & Macbeth,1938 : 78. (Chiang Mai: Doi Angkah)
Dodona dipoea dracon ; Pinratana,1988 : 41, pl.37, figs.7,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Dodona dipoea dracon ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 508, pl.228, figs.R7,♂,♂(Un). (Wiang Pa Pao)
Dodona dipoea dracon ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 520, pl.233, figs.L7,♂,♂(Un). (Wiang Pa Pao)
Dodona dracon dracon ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 18, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Khun Lao Village / Maetro)
Dodona dracon dracon ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai)

[ LAOS ]
Dodona dipoea ssp. ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 ; 213, pl.103, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Nam Tha / Xam Neua)
Dodona dipoea dracon ; Onodera,2009b : 37,38. (Xieng Kouang: Nam Noen / Houaphan: Phu Phan)
Dodona dracon dracon ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 50, pl.11, figs.Ri-8,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phou Pan)
Dodona dracon ; Nakamura,2019 : 38, figs.5B,♂,5C♂(Un),5D,♀,5E,♀(Un). (Houa Phan / Luang Nam Tha)

[ VIETNAM ]
Dodona dracon ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 46. (N: Lao Cai, Hoang Lien)
Dodona dracon ; Nakamura,2019 : 38, figs.5J,♂,5K♂(Un). (Yen Bai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Rai : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 8♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 10♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xiang Khouang : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodeara).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Oudomxai : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodeara).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Houaphan : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodeara).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Xaignabouri : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.800m - 1300m). It seems to be allopatric with Dodona dipoea and Dodona egeon.

Literature

de Nicéville, C.L.A.,1897 : On new or little-known Butterflies from the Indo- and Austro-Malayan Regions.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2, 66(3):543-577, pl.1-4.

Nakamura, N.,2019 : Notes on several species of genus Dodona Hewitson,1861 occurring in Indochina (Lycaenidae, Lepidoptera), including the description of a new subspecies of D.phuongi Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2000 stat.n.
Butterflies 81:22-47.

Dodona dracon ♂ Dodona dracon ♀
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Lampang, Thailand.
Dodona dracon ♂ Dodona dracon ♂
♂, Lampang, Thailand.
Dodona dracon ♂ Dodona dracon ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Lampang, Thailand.
Dodona dracon ♂
♂, Lampang, Thailand.

Y.Inayoshi & K.Saito,
2009.07.31 - 2021.02.28.

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