Arhopala aedias agnis  Felder & Felder, [1865]

Arhopala aedias agnis ♂ Up. Arhopala aedias agnis ♂ Un. Arhopala aedias agnis ♀ Up. Arhopala aedias agnis ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Arhopala aedias agnis ♂ Up. Arhopala aedias agnis ♂ Un. Arhopala aedias agnis ♀ Up. Arhopala aedias agnis ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Arhopala aedias agnis ♂ Up. Arhopala aedias agnis ♂ Un. Arhopala aedias agnis ♂ Up. Arhopala aedias agnis ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala agnis Felder & Felder, [1865]
OD : Reise Fregatte Novara, Lep. Rhop. (2):228.
TL : Malacca Interior. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward), Langkawi,
W.Malaysia, Tioman, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Bangka,
Nias, Belitung.

● ssp.meritatas
ssp.agnis
Arhopala aedias agnis map

Synonyms

Arhopala agnis soter Fruhstorfer, 1914 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 27(4):165. TL. Sumatra. (♂, NHML)
Arhopala agnis hagius Fruhstorfer, 1914 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 27(4):165. TL. "E.Java". (♂, NHML)
Arhopala agnis sphetys Fruhstorfer, 1914 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 27(4):165. TL. Nias. (♂, NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Amblypodia agnis ; Godfrey,1930 : 330. (Satun: Klawng Ton)
Amblypodia agnis ; Godfrey,1932a : 272. (P)
Narathura aedias agnis ; Evans,1957 : 92-93. (P)
Arhopala aedias meritatas ; Pinratana,1981 : 79, pl.12, fig.9,♂(Un) ; pl.31, fig.16,♂(Un). (Ranong)
Arhopala aedias agnis ; Pinratana,1981 : 79, pl.12, fig.10,♂(Un). (Ranong; Trang; Yala)
Arhopala aedias meritatas ; Seki,1986 : 12. (Ranong)
Arhopala aedias meritatas ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 608. (Ranong) (in part)
Arhopala aedias agnis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 608, pl.275, figs.L204b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Yala; Trang)
Arhopala vihara vihara ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 632, pl.287, figs.L253b♀,♀(Un). (Phang-nga; Yala)
Arhopala aedias agnis ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Butterflies of Koh Samui, fig. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.06.08)
Arhopala aedias agnis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 640, pl.290, figs.L230b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀(Un). (Yala; Trang; Pnang-nga)
Arhopala aedias agnis ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 56, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Key Rap Nan; Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Tarutao Is; Thaleban; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 20♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Krabi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Trang : 3♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (incl.Koh Tarutao) : 8♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 7♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.10m - 400m).
In general, the populations from Yala to Pattani have rather darker ground color on the upperside. On the other hand, the population of Ranong is variable in color; generally paler than those of southernmost examples. It seems slightly close to ssp.meritatas.


Literature

Felder, C. & Felder, R.,1865-1875 :
Rhopalocera. In Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen Commodore B. von Wullerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band:
Abtheilung. Wien : vi + 548 + [1] pp in 5 parts, 140 pls.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1914 : Neue Arhopala Rassen.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 27(4):155-166.

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 aedias agnis ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.18 - 2022.07.31.

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