Arhopala ijanensis  Bethune-Baker, 1897

Arhopala ijanensis ♂ Up. Arhopala ijanensis ♂ Un. Arhopala ijanensis ♀ Up. Arhopala ijanensis ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Arhopala ijanensis ♂ Up. Arhopala ijanensis ♂ Un. Arhopala ijanensis ♀ Up. Arhopala ijanensis ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

Arhopala ijanensis ♂ Up. Arhopala ijanensis ♂ Un. Arhopala ijanensis ♀ Up. Arhopala ijanensis ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala ijanensis Bethune-Baker, 1897
OD : Ent. mon. Mag. 33:203-204.
TL : Gunong Ijan, Perak, Malay Pen. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, Langkawi,
W.Malaysia.
Arhopala ijanensis map

Synonyms

Nilasera subfasciata Moore, [1884] : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):532, pl.49, fig.2. TL. Tavoy, Burmah. (♂, NHML) (homonym)
Arhopala ijauensis [sic] simonea Corbet, 1941 : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):151. (replacement for subfasciata)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Amblypodia subfasciata ; Godfrey,1930 : 329. (P: Bangnara)
Amblypodia subfasciata ; Godfrey,1932a : 272. (P)
Narathura ijauensis [sic] ; Evans,1957 : 89. (Siam; P)
Arhopala ijanensis ; Pinratana,1981 : 76, pl.12, fig.3,♂(Un). (Phuket; Ranong)
Arhopala ijanensis ; Seki,1986 : 12. (Ranong)
Arhopala ijanensis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 602, pl.272, figs.L193,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Phuket; Ranong; Than To)
Arhopala ijanensis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 634, pl.286, figs.L218,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Phuket; Ranong; Than To)
Arhopala ijanensis ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 53, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Ka Chon; Than To WF.)
Arhopala ijanensis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Surat Thani) (accessed: 2022.04.30)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Kanchanaburi : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 15♂ 7♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phang Nga : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♀ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♀ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.30m - 700m).
As Kimura et al.,2014 pointed out, the population in Yala has darker and more purplish tinge on the upperside of both wings. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Moore, F.,[1884] : Descriptions of new Asiatic Diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):521-535, pls.48-49.

Bethune-Baker, G.T.,1897 : Four new species of Arhopala.
Ent. mon. Mag. 33:202-205.

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : A key to the Indo-Malayan species of Arhopala Boisduval (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):149-183, figs.1-114.

Evans, W.H.,1957 : A Revision of the Arhopala Group of Oriental Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera).
Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 5(3):85-141.


Arhopala ijanensis ♀ Arhopala ijanensis ♀
♀, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)
Arhopala ijanensis ♀
♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.11 - 2022.05.31.

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