Anthene lycaenina miya  (Fruhstorfer,1916)

Anthene lycaenina miya ♂ Up. Anthene lycaenina miya ♂ Un. Anthene lycaenina miya ♂ Up. Anthene lycaenina miya ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Lycaenesthes lycaenina miya Fruhstorfer,1916
OD : Zool. Meded. 2(2):101.
TL : Borneo ; N.E.Sumatra.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward), Langkawi,
W.Malaysia, Tioman, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra.

● ssp.lycambes
Anthene lycaenina miya map

Records taken from Literature

Anthene lycaenina miya ; Tite,1966 : 269. (Siam)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Pinratana,1981 : 70, pl.30, fig.6,♂(Un). (Yala)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 590, pl.267, fig.L159b♂,♂(Un). (Yala)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Les Day,2011 - : Butterflies of Koh Samui, fig. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2021.07.14)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 614, pl.278, figs.L182b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Yala)
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 153, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Khlong Naka; Than To WF.) (in part)

Specimens Examined

Yala : 4♂ (
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The butterfly is not uncommon in montane forest at low elevations.
The populations in Peninsular Thailand are not so clearly distinguished from ssp.lycambes as Kimura et al.,2014 pointed out. The ground color of both surface is slightly darker and the red marking in space 3 on the UnH tends to be more reddish and prominent. I treat it as ssp.miya temporarily, further taxonomic study is needed.


Fruhstorfer, H.,1916 : Uebersicht der Indo-Australischen Lycaenesthes-Formen
Zool. Meded. 2(13):96-102.

Tite, G.E.,1966 : A Revision of the Genus Anthene from the Oriental Region (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae).
Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 18(8):253-275, 2 pls, 28 text-figs. London.

Anthene lycaenina miya ♂ Anthene lycaenina miya ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.11 - 2021.09.30.

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