Arhopala epimuta elsiei  (Evans, 1925)

Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♂ Up. Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♂ Un. Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♀ Up. Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♂ Up. Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♂ Un. Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♀ Up. Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♂ Up. Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♂ Un. Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♂ genitalia Arhopala epimuta elsiei ♂ genitalia
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Amblypodia epimuta elsiei Evans, 1925
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):627.
TL : Tavoy, S.Burma. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Ranong ; Surat Thani).

● ssp.elsiei
ssp.epiala
Arhopala epimuta elsiei map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala epimuta ; Godfrey,1916 : 139. ("Chonburi: Hup Bon")
Narathura epimuta elsiei ; Evans,1957 : 94. (P)
Arhopala epimuta elsiei ; Pinratana,1981 : 79, pl.12, fig.11,♂(Un). (Ranong)
Arhopala epimuta elsiei ; Seki,1986 : 12, fig.4,♂. (Ranong)
Arhopala epimuta elsiei ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 608, pl.275, figs.L205,♂,♂(Un). (Ranong; "Wiang Pa Pao" [loc.err.])
Arhopala epimuta elsiei ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 640, pl.290, figs.L231,♂,♂(Un). (Ranong; "Wiang Pa Pao" [loc.err.])
Arhopala epimuta elsiei ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 57, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong Hot Spring: Kam Puan: Khlong Naka) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 7♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.30m - 350m).
The record from "Chonburi" by Godfrey,1916 is dubious. Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from "Wiang Pa Pao (Chiang Rai)", however this is considered a misidentification of Arhopala moolaiana maya. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

Evans, W.H.,1925 : The Identification of Indian Butterflies. Part VII.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):610-639, 1 pl.

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 epimuta elsiei ♀
♀, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.11 - 2022.07.31.

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