Pintara lao ssp.  

Pintara lao ssp. ♂ Up. Pintara lao ssp. ♂ Un.
♂, 1993.03.30. Omkoi, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Pintara lao ssp. ♂ Up. Pintara lao ssp. ♂ Un. Pintara lao ssp. ♀ Up. Pintara lao ssp. ♀ Un.
♂, 2016.04.--. Bao Lam, Lam Dong, Vietnam.
(photo by K.Saito)
♀, 2016.04.--. Bao Lam, Lam Dong, Vietnam.
(photo by K.Saito)

ON : Pintara lao ssp.
OD :
TL :

Distribution : N.Thailand, C.Vietnam.
● ssp.lao
Pintara prasobsuki prasobsuki map


Capila pauripunetata prasobsuki Ek-Amnuay, [2007] : Butterflies of Thailand : 746, pl.342, H36,♂,♂(Un). TL. 'Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son' [recte Omkoi, Chiang Mai], Thailand. (♂) (unavailable name)

Type Material Information

prasobsuki ; ♂, 1993.03.30. 'Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son' [recte Omkoi, Chiang Mai]. Wan (in coll. Y.Inayoshi)

Records taken from Literature

Capila pauripunetata prasobsuki Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 746, pl.342, figs.H36,♂,♂(Un). ('Mae Hong Son' [Chiang Mai])
Pintara prasobsuki prasobsuki ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 42.
Capila pauripunetata prasobsuki ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 792, pl.366, figs.H35,♂,♂(Un). ('Mae Hong Son': Chiang Mai)

Pintara prasobsuki prasobsuki ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 39, figs.124,♂,♂(Un),125,♀,♀(Un). (Lam Dong)

Specimens Examined

Chiang Mai : Omkoi dist. 1993.03.30. 1♂ Wan (YI).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : Da Ton, Bao Lam. 2016.04.--. 1♂ 1♀ (KS)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


The butterfly is very rare in Thailand and only one male is known.
Ek-Amnuay,[2007] described Capila pauripunetata prasobsuki but this name is unavailable (nomen nudum) because no holotype was explicitly designated (ICZN Code art. 16.4.1) and no depository for the holotype stated (ICZN Code art. 16.4.2). Maruyama & Uehara,2008 moved prasobsuki to genus Pintara as "Pintara prasobsuki Ek-Amnuay, 2006 [sic]" and described a new subspecies Pintara prasobsuki lao Maruyama & Uehara, 2008 from Laos. Since the name prasobsuki Ek-Amnuay, [2007] is an unavailable nomen nudum the correct species name is Pintara lao Maruyama & Uehara, 2008.
The populations from Thailand and Vietnam appear to differ from the nominotypical subspecies. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Maruyama, K. & Uehara, J.,2008 : Two new species and one new subspecies of Pyrginae (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae) from Sumatra and Laos.
Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan. 59(4):285-290.

2012.10.15 - 2023.06.30.

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