Caleta elna elvira  (Fruhstorfer, 1918)

Caleta elna elvira ♂ Up. Caleta elna elvira ♂ Un. Caleta elna elvira ♀ Up. Caleta elna elvira ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Caleta elna elvira ♂ Up. Caleta elna elvira ♂ Un. Caleta elna elvira ♀ Up. Caleta elna elvira ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Caleta elna elvira ♂ Up. Caleta elna elvira ♂ Un. Caleta elna elvira ♂ Up. Caleta elna elvira ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.
Caleta elna elvira ♂ Up. Caleta elna elvira ♂ Un. Caleta elna elvira ♂ Up. Caleta elna elvira ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Castalius elna elvira Fruhstorfer, 1918
OD : Tijdschr. Ent. 61:37-38.
TL : N.E.Sumatra ; Perak ; Borneo.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward), W.Malaysia,
Singapore, Borneo, Karimata, Sumatra, Bangka, Palawan.
● ssp.noliteia
ssp.elvira
Caleta elna elvira map

Synonym

Castalius elna hondai H.Hayashi, 1976 : Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 26(3/4):112, figs.Holotype 1♀,2♀(Un). TL. Palawan. (OMNH)


Type Materials Information

hondai :
Holotype ♀, 14.Dec.1969. Apogan, Palawan. (OMNH)
Paratypes : 5♀, Taot-Daram ; Apogan, Palawan.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Caleta elna elvira ; Pinratana,1981 : 38, 161, pl.6, figs.10,♂,11,♂(Un). (Ranong; Trang; Yala)
Caleta elna elvira ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 558, pl.252, figs.L68b♂,♂(Un). (Ranong)
Caleta elna elvira ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 574, pl.259, figs.L93b♂,♂(Un). (Ranong)
Caleta elna elvira ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 168, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Kao Luang; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 11♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 7♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 50 - 700m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1918 : Revision der Gattung Castalius auf Grund der Morphologie der Generationsorgane.
Tijdschr. Ent. 61:17-44, pls.4,5.

Hayashi, H.,1976 :
New subspecies of Castalius elna Hewitson and Panchala birmana Moore from Palawan, The Philippines (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 26(3/4):112-114, 12 figs.

Takanami, Y.,1991 : Butterflies of Borneo. Vol.2, No.1. Lycaenidae.
Tobishima Corporation.


Caleta elna elvira ♂ Caleta elna elvira ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

1999.06.24 - 2023.01.31.

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