Halpe fushigina  Maruyama & Uehara,1992

Halpe fushigina ♂ Up. Halpe fushigina ♂ Un. Halpe fushigina ♂ Up. Halpe fushigina ♂ Un.
♂, 2017.03.13. Betong, Yala, Thailand. ♂, 2017.03.24. Betong, Yala, Thailand.
Halpe fushigina ♂ genitalia Halpe fushigina ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Halpe fushigina Maruyama & Uehara,1992
OD : Butterflies 2:44,46, figs.20(HT,♂),21(HT,♂Un),22(PT,♀),23(PT,♀Un),24-26(♂,genitalia).
TL : Sibolangit, Sumatra. (♂,in coll.K.Maruyama)
Distribution : Thailand, W.Malaysia, Sumatra.

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, Pasarbaru (alt.600m), Sibolangit, Sumatera Utara. 26.Apr.1989. K.Maruyama leg. (in coll. K.Maruyama)
Paratype 1♀, Sibolangit, Sumatera Utara. 11.Jun.1989. Arbaimun leg. (in coll. K.Maruyama)

Records taken from Literature

Halpe fushigina ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 40, figs.132,♂,♂(Un),133(Malaysia),♂,♂(Un),134(Malaysia),♀,♀(Un). (Mae Hong Son / Yala)
Halpe fushigina ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2021- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala) (accessed: 2021.06.26)

Specimens Examined

Mae Hong Son : Mae Hong Son dist. 1991.10.30. 1♂, P.Sukkit (YI)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 6♂ ; Betong dist. (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan).
Yala : Betong dist. 2017.03.13. 1♂, Y.Inayoshi (YI).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Male genitalia of examples from Yala and Mae Hong Son are close to H.scissa, but white markings on the upperside of the forewing is very similar to H.arcuata.
These characteristics are same as H.fushigina from Sumatra. Although Uehara & Masui,2016 treated it as subspecies of H.scissa, I consider it is distinct species.
This is the first record from Thailand. The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at moderate elevation (alt.700m - 800m) and is often found on the hilltops.


Maruyama, K. & J.Uehara,1992 :
Two New species and Three New subspecies of Hesperiid Butterflies from the Islands of Southeast Asia.
Butterflies 2:43-50.

Uehara, J. & K.Maruyama,2016 :
The revision of Halpe arcuata group and description of two new species of Halpe Moore,1878 (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae) from Indochina.
Butterflies 73:19-24.

Halpe fushigina ♂ Halpe fushigina ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

2017.08.31 - 2021.06.30.

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