Arhopala opalina azata  Nicéville, [1896]

Arhopala opalina azata ♀ Up. Arhopala opalina azata ♀ Un.
♀, 2015.06.27. Yala, Thailand.

ON : Arrhopala [sic] azata Nicéville, [1896]
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 10(2):172-174, pl.T, figs.32,♂,33,♀.
TL : Perak, Malay Pen. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala), W.Malaysia, Sumatra.

● ssp.opalina
ssp.fruhstorferi
ssp.sphendale
ssp.azata
Arhopala opalina azata map

Type Material Information

1♂ Type, Perak. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 87, figs.♂,♂(Un).


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Yala : Betong dist. 2015.06.27. 1♀, Y.Inayoshi (YI).
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Notes

Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 and Kimura et al.,2014 recorded Arhopala opalina azata from Ranong, but these are considered to be a different subspecies. Thus, this is the first record of true ssp.azata from Thailand. The butterfly is rare and found in montane forest at moderate elevations (Alt.700m)


Literature

Nicéville, L. de.,[1896] : On new and little-known Lepidoptera from the Indo-Malayan Region, (2).
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 10(2):169-194, pls.R,S,T.

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.


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