Burara harisa consobrina  (Plötz, [1883])

Burara harisa consoburina ♂ Up. Burara harisa consoburina ♂ Un.
♂, 1989.04.20. Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Ismene consobrina Plötz, [1883]
OD : Stett. ent. Ztg. 45:55.
TL : Java.
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia, Singapore,
Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Bangka, Bali, Palawan.
● ssp.harisa
Burara harisa consoburina map


Ismene harisa moncada Fruhstorfer, 1911 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 25:61. TL. Malayische Halbinsel. (NHML)
Ismene harisa crinatha Fruhstorfer, 1911 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 25:61. TL. Java. (NHML)
Ismene harisa distanti Evans, 1932 : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.) :319. TL. Singapore. (NHML) (Published in synonymy)

Type Materials Information

consobrina ; Type ♂, Java.
moncada ; ♂, Type (red), H2399, Malaka. (NHML, examined)
crinatha ; ♂, Type (red), H2401, Aug.1892. Mons. Gede, Java. H.Fruhstorfer (NHML, examined)
distanti ; ♂, Type (red), H2400, Singapore. (NHML, examined)

Records taken from Literature

Burara harisa consobrina ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2017- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.12.08)

Specimens Examined

Ranong : Suk Samran dist. 1♂, 1989.04.20. P.Sukkit (YI)
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The butterfly is uncommon in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 300 - 550m) and is crepuscular. Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
Pinratana,1985 recorded it from Ratchaburi but it is most likely to be the nominotypical subspecies. Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded this taxon from Yala. However, this was a misidentification of Burara anadi anadi and the locality 'Yala' is rather doubtful. The specimen shown above is the first reliable record from Thailand.


Plötz, C.,[1883] : Die Hesperiinen-Gattung Ismene Sw. und ihre Arten.
Stett. ent. Ztg. 45(1-3):51-66.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1911 : Neue Hesperiden des Indo-Malayischen Faunengebietes und Besprechung verwandter Formen.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 25(2-6):9-79, pl.1.

Evans, W.H.,1932 : The identification of Indian butterflies. second edition revised.
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : 10+454pp, 32 pls, 9f.

1999.07.31 - 2024.03.31.

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