Nacaduba biocellata ssp.
Distribution : Thailand, W.Malaysia, Singapore.
[ THAILAND ]
Nacaduba biocellata ssp. ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Samut Sakhon) (accessed: 2023.04.22)
[ THAILAND ]
Samut Sakhon : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
This species was recently found in Thailand.
The butterfly is locally not rare in secondary coastal forests.
It was originally distributed from Bali and the Lesser Sunda Islands to Australia. However, it has been successively discovered in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand in recent years. Although it is clear that it is an introduced species, it is unknown whether its spread is natural or due to human activity. The identity of this population cannot be determined due to a lack of specimens. It is expected to be found in many places in the future, especially in coastal areas. Further taxonomic and distributional studies are needed.
Hirowatari, T.,1990 : Overview on the genus Nacaduba Moore (Lycaenidae)
Yadoriga 142;2-11. (in Japanese)
van der Poorten, G.M. & van der Poorten, N.E.,2020 : In Corbet & Pendlebury. The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula, edn. 5.
Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
|♂, Samut Sakhon, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)|