Talicada nyseus metana  Riley & Godfrey, 1921

ON : Talicada metana Riley & Godfrey, 1921
OD : J. nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 4(3):181, pl.6, fig.4,♀.
TL : Me Song forest, Prae, N.Thailand. (♀, NHML)
Distribution : Thailand (Phrae).
● ssp.burmana
Talicada nyseus metana map

Type Material Information

Holotype ♀, Rh.127. Apr.1918. Me Song forest, Prae [Mae Song, Phrae], N.Siam. (NHML)

Records taken from Literature

Talicada metana ; Godfrey,1930 : 314. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Talicada nyseus metana ; Pinratana,1981 : 40, 162. not fig. ('Kanchanaburi' [loc.err.]; Phrae)
Talicada metana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 560, not fig. (Phrae)
'Talicada metana [Talicada nyseus nyseus] ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 576, pl.261, fig.L99,♂([India])'
Talicada metana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 184. (by literature)


The butterfly is very rare and has been known only from the holotype female from Phrae, N.Thailand. Lo et al.,2017 treated it as a subspecies of nyseus.


Riley, N.D. & Godfrey, E.J.,1921 : Some Undescribed Rhopalocera from Siam.
J. nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 4(3):167-190. 3 pls.

Lo, Y.F.P., Li, F. & Ding, L.,2017 : Description of a new subspecies of Talicada nyseus (Guérin-Méneville,1843) from Hainan, China (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), with notes on the genus Talicada Moore,1881
Zootaxa 4269(4):586-592.

1999.06.24 - 2023.01.31.

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