Taraka mahanetra mahanetra  Nicéville, 1890

Taraka mahanetra mahanetra ♂ Up. Taraka mahanetra mahanetra ♂ Un. Taraka mahanetra mahanetra ♂ Up. Taraka mahanetra mahanetra ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

ON : Taraka mahanetra Nicéville, 1890
OD : in Butts. India Burmah Ceylon 3:59.
TL : Perak, Malay Pen.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala), W.Malaysia.
● ssp.mahanetra
ssp.miyagawai
Taraka mahanetra mahanetra map

Synonym

Taraka hantu Corbet, 1938 : Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87(5):162-163, pl.1, fig.9♀. TL. Malay Pen. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Taraka mahanetra ; Pinratana,1981 : 34, pl.5, fig.19,♀. (Yala)
Taraka mahanetra ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 552, pl.249, figs.L51,♀,♀(Un). (Yala)
Taraka mahanetra ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 566, pl.256, figs.L76,♀,♀(Un). (Yala)
Taraka mahanetra ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 44, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Than To WF.)
Taraka mahanetra ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Yala : 5♂ (incl.photo and photo by S.Atdhabhan & A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is uncommon in primary forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.300m - 800m). Males are territorial on trees at forest edges from 13:00 to 14:00.


Literature

Nicéville, L.de.,1890 : The butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon. A descriptive handbook of all the known species of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera inhabiting that region, with notices of allied species occurring in the neighbouring countries along the border, with numerous illustrations. Volume III (Lycaenidae).
Calcutta Central Press 4 to : xii + 503 pp, frontispiece, pls.25-29.

Corbet, A.S.,1938 : Celastrina and Taraka froms from the Malay Peninsula (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87(5):161-164, 1 pl., 7 figs.


Taraka mahanetra mahanetra ♂ Taraka mahanetra mahanetra ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Taraka mahanetra mahanetra ♂ Taraka mahanetra mahanetra ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.24 - 2022.05.31.

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