Arhopala epimuta epiala  Corbet, 1941

Arhopala epimuta epiala ♂ Up. Arhopala epimuta epiala ♂ Un. Arhopala epimuta epiala ♀ Up. Arhopala epimuta epiala ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Arhopala epimuta epiala ♂ Up. Arhopala epimuta epiala ♂ Un. Arhopala epimuta epiala ♂ genitalia Arhopala epimuta epiala ♂ genitalia
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala epimuta epiala Corbet, 1941
OD : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):154.
TL : Malaya. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra. [? Java]

● ssp.elsiei
ssp.epiala
Arhopala epimuta epiala map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala epimuta elsiei ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 57. (Than To WF.) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Si Thammarat : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Narathiwat : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The populations from Nakhon Si Thammarat and southwards are considered to be ssp.epiala. The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.150m - 500m).


Literature

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.


2022.07.31.

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