Dodona dipoea dipoea  Hewitson,[1866]

Dodona dipoea dipoea ♂ Up. Dodona dipoea dipoea ♂ Un. Dodona dipoea dipoea ♂ Up. Dodona dipoea dipoea ♂ Un.
♂, Xiang Khouang, Laos. ♂, Xiang Khouang, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera)
Dodona dipoea dipoea ♂ Up. Dodona dipoea dipoea ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Dodona dipoea Hewitson,[1866]
OD : Ill. exot. Butts [4] (Dodona and Sospita): [79], pl.[41], fig.3,♂.
TL : East India (Darjeeling).
Distribution : India, Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, N.Vietnam.
Dodona dipoea dipoea map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Dodona dipoea ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 33, fig.46,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)

[ LAOS ]
Dodona dipoea ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 50, pl.11, figs.Ri-7,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phou Samsoum)
Dodona dipoea ; Nakamura,2019 : 38, figs.4B♂,4C♂(Un),4D♀,4E♀(Un). (Xieng Khouang)

[ VIETNAM ]
Dodona dipoea ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 46. (N: Lao Cai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 2♂ (incl.photo and photo by T.Aoyama & M.Hayashi).
Chom Thong dist. 2015.02.14. 1♂, (photo by T.Aoyama, M.Hayashi & Y.Inayoshi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xiang Khouang : 2♂ (incl. photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is rather localized and uncommon in montane forest at high elevations.
The first finding in Thailand is taken photos by Mr.Toshiyuki Aoyama, Mr.Masakazu Hayashi & Y.Inayoshi in Chiang Mai province on 14.Feb.2015.

Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,[1862-1866] :
Illustrations of new species of exotic Butterflies, selected chiefly from the Collections of W.Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson.
3:iv + [124]pp, 60 pls. Van Voorst, London.

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 dipoea dipoea ♂ Dodona dipoea dipoea ♂
♂, 2015.02.14. Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, 2015.02.14. Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)

Y.Inayoshi & K.Saito, 2016.01.31 - 2021.08.31.

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