Tarucus callinara  Butler, 1886

Tarucus callinara ♂ Up. Tarucus callinara ♂ Un. Tarucus callinara ♀ Up. Tarucus callinara ♀ Un.
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♀, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Tarucus callinara ♂ Up. Tarucus callinara ♂ Un. Tarucus callinara ♀ Up. Tarucus callinara ♀ Un.
♂, Chaiyaphum, Thailand. ♀, Chaiyaphum, Thailand.
Tarucus callinara ♂ Up. Tarucus callinara ♂ Un. Tarucus callinara ♀ Up. Tarucus callinara ♀ Un.
♂, Lampang, Thailand. ♀, Uttaradit, Thailand.

ON : Tarucus callinara Butler, 1886
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)18:185.
TL : Sheemagar, Burma. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Pakistan, India, Myanmar,
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia.
Tarucus callinara map

Type Materials Information

Lectotype ♂, Sheemagar Irrawaddy. designated by K.Kunte & B.Huertas (NHML) ; Paralectotype ♀, Sheemagar Irrawaddy. designated by K.Kunte & B.Huertas (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Tarucus callinara ; Pinratana,1981 : 36, 160, pl.5, figs.28,♂,29,♀,30,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chonburi; Kanchanaburi; Kamphaengphet; Lampang; Samut Songklam; Saraburi)
Tarucus callinara ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 556, pl.252, figs.L64,♂,♀,♀(Un),♀. (Ban Hong)
Tarucus callinara ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 572, pl.259, figs.L90,♂,♀,♀(Un),♀. (Ban Hong; Kanchanaburi)
Tarucus callinara ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 179, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Bang Sarrey; Kanchanaburi)
Tarucus callinara ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Phitsanulok; Bangkok; Chachoengsao) (accessed: 2020.10.05)

[ LAOS ]
Tarucus callinara ssp. ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 69, col.pl.15,♂ ; pl.99, figs.A1,♂,A2,♂(Un),A3,♀,A4,♀(Un). (Vientiane)
Tarucus callinara ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 214, pl.108, fig.♂(Un). (Vientiane)
Tarucus callinara ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 51.
Tarucus callinara ; Onodera,2022 : pl.206, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un), text:74. (Thakhek)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Tarucus callinara ; Saito et al.,2011 : 50, figs.13A♂,13B♂(Un),13C♀,13D♀(Un). (Kampong Spoe [Kampong Speu] Prov.)
Tarucus callinara ; Chartier & Kosterin,2022 : 120. (Kampong Speu)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 1♂ 2♀ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 3♂ 3♀ (photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Uttaradit : 2♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chachoengsao : 1♂ (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chonburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

This is a rather localized species, however it is not rare in its habitats. The butterfly is found in grasslands or wastelands at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 100 - 500m).


Literature

Butler, A.G.,1886 : On a collection of Lepidoptera made by Commander Alfred Carpenter R.N. in upper Burmah, in the winter of 1885-1886.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)18:182-191.

Basu, D.N., Churi, P., Soman, A., Senguptra, A., Bhakare, M., Lokhande, S., Bhoite, S., Huertas, B. & Kunte, K.,2019 :
The genus Tarucus Moore, [1881] (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in the Indian subcontinent
Trop. lepid. res. 29(2):87-110.


Tarucus callinara ♂ Tarucus callinara ♀
♂, Chachoengsao, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul) ♀, Chachoengsao, Thailand. (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul)
Tarucus callinara ♀+♂ Tarucus callinara ♀
♀+♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.06.22 - 2023.01.31.

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