Callophrys oppocoenosa  (Johnson, 1992)

ON : Novosatsuma oppocoenosa Johnson, 1992
OD : Neue Ent. Nachr. 29:65-66, figs.42,43(genitalia),82A(HT,♂),82B(AT,♀).
TL : 'Ta-Ho', 'Tibet' [border of Szechwan and Tsinghai prov.] (♂, NHML)
Distribution : N.Thailand, Laos, Sichuan, Yunnan.
Novosatsuma oppocoenosa map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 'Ta-Ho', 'Thibet' [Tae-Ho River and basin, near the border of Szechwan and Tsinghai prov.] (NHML) ;
Allotype ♀, Tali Haut, Yunnan, China. (NHML) ; Paratype 1♂, Tzeku, Yunnan. (MNHN).

Records taken from Literature

Callophrys pratti ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 586, pl.266, figs.L152,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai: Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Callophrys sp. ; Ek-Amnuay et al.,2007 : 12.
Novasatsuma oppocoenosa ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 144. (by literature)

[ LAOS ]
Novosatsuma oppocoenosa ; Nakamura et al.,2010 : 27-28, figs.21a♂,♂(Un),21b♀,♀(Un). (Phou Samsoum)
Novosatsuma oppocoenosa ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 54, pl.20, figs.Ly-197,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phou Samsoum)


The butterfly has been known only a few examples from Thailand. It is rare in montane forest at high elevations.


Johnson, K.,1992 : The palaearctic "Elfin" butterflies (Lycaenidae, Theclinae).
Neue Ent. Nachr. 29:1-141.

Krupitsky, A., Shapoval, N. & Shapoval, G.,2023 : DNA Barcoding of the Palaearctic Elfin Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) with a Description of Four New Species from Vietnam
Insects 2023(14)352:1-24.

1999.07.11 - 2023.09.30.

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