Spindasis syama sepulveda  (Fruhstorfer, 1912)

Spindasis syama sepulveda ♂ Up. Spindasis syama sepulveda ♂ Un. Spindasis syama sepulveda ♀ Up. Spindasis syama sepulveda ♀ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Aphnaeus syama sepulveda Fruhstorfer, 1912
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):217.
TL : West und Central China.
Distribution : N.Vietnam, China, Hainan, Hong Kong.

● ssp.peguanus
ssp.sepulveda
ssp.terana
Spindasis syama sepulveda map

Synonym

Aphnaeus syama latipicta Fruhstorfer,[1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):217. TL. Chiem Hoa, Tonkin.


Records taken from Literature

[ VIETNAM ]
Aphnaeus syama ; Lemee,1950 : 20. (Hagiang)
Aphnaeus syama latipicta ; Seitz,1924-1927 : 936. (Tonkin)
Aphnaeus syama latipicta ; Metaye,1957 : 89. (N)
Cigaritis syama latipicta ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 56. (N: Tuyen Quang; Ha Giang; Bac Can)


Specimens Examined

[ VIETNAM ]
Ha Giang : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

I consider the taxon latipicta to be a synonym of sepulveda. The species is only found in northern Vietnam, near Chinese border.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1912 : Uebersicht der Lycaeniden des Indo-Australischen Gebiets. Begrundet auf die Ausbeute und die Sammlung des Autors.
Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):197-272, 4 figs.

Balint, Zs., A.Heath, G.Katona, K.Kertesz & Sz.Safian,2017 : Male secondary sexual characters in Aphnaeinae wings (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Opusc. Zool. Budapest 48(1):27-34.


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