Odina hieroglyphica ortina  Evans. 1941

Odina hieroglyphica ortina ♂ Up. Odina hieroglyphica ortina ♂ Un. Odina hieroglyphica ortina ♂ Up. Odina hieroglyphica ortina ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Odina hieroglyphica ortina Evans, 1941
OD : Entomologist 74:245.
TL : Perak. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat to Yala),
● ssp.ortygia
Odina hieroglyphica ortina map

Records taken from Literature

Odina hieroglyphica ortygia ; Pinratana,1985 : 33. (Yala) (in part)
Odina hieroglyphica ortina ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Nakhon Si Thammarat; Yala) (accessed: 2023.06.11)

Specimens Examined

Yala : 9♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 300 - 900m). Both sexes visit flowers and males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water. They often rest on the underside of leaves with their wings spread. Males are occasionally territorial on hilltops and fly in circles for long hours in their territory.
Tsukiyama & Chiba,1994 treated this taxon as a seasonal variation of ssp.ortygia. However, as Evans pointed out, ortina is darker and darker lines are broader than ortygia even in the same season.


Evans, W.H.,1941 : Changes in Nomemclature affecting Malayan Hesperiidae. (Lepidoptera)
Entomologist 74(11):244-246.

Tsukiyama, H. & Chiba, H.,1994 : A Review of the Genus Odina Mabille,1891 (Lepidoptera : Hesperiidae)
Butterflies 8:30-33.

Odina hieroglyphica ortina ♂ Odina hieroglyphica ortina ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.

2018.01.31 - 2023.06.30.

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