Liphyra brassolis brassolis  Westwood, [1864]

Liphyra brassolis brassolis ♂ Up. Liphyra brassolis brassolis ♂ Un. Liphyra brassolis brassolis ♀ Up. Liphyra brassolis brassolis ♀ Un.
♂, Bin Thuan, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

ON : Liphyra brassolis Westwood, [1864]
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3)2(Proc.):31.
TL : Assam.
Distribution : Sikkim to Myanmar, Thailand,
Vietnam.
● ssp.brassolis
ssp.abbreviata
Liphyra brassolis brassolis map

Synonyms

Liphyra brassolis forma extensa Gaede, 1917 : Mitt. zool. Mus. Berl. 8:404.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Liphyra brassolis ; Godfrey,1930 : 352. (Bangkok)
Liphyra brassolis brassolis ; Pinratana,1981 : 25, pl.3, fig.2,♀. (Chiang Mai; Bangkok; Ratchaburi) (in part)
Liphyra brassolis brassolis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 536, pl.242, fig.L21,♂. (Chanthaburi; Chiang Mai) (in part)
Liphyra brassolis brassolis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 550, pl.248, fig.L45,♂. (Chanthaburi; Chiang Mai) (in part)
Liphyra brassolis brassolis ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 34 (by literarure).

[ VIETNAM ]
Liphyra brassolis brassolis ; Saito & Inayoshi,2022b : 28, figs.25,♂,25v♂(Un). (Bin Thuan: Don Tien)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Kanchanaburi : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chonburi : 1♀ (no date).

[ VIETNAM ]
Bin Thuan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The species is rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 150 - 1000m). However, it is presumed that this species has only not been found due to its habit of being active after sunset, when it becomes dark. Larva is carnivorous. The larvae grow up in the ant, Oecophylla smaragdina, nest, feeding on ant larvae.


Literature

Westwood, J.O.,[1864] : [Untitled note].
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3)2(Proc.):31.

Gaede, M.,1917 : Neue Lepidopteren des Berliner zoologischen Museums.
Mitt. zool. Mus. Berl. 8:385-404.


1999.07.24 - 2023.01.31.

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