Arhopala lurida lurida  Corbet, 1941

Arhopala lurida lurida ♂ Up. Arhopala lurida lurida ♂ Un. Arhopala lurida lurida ♀ Up. Arhopala lurida lurida ♀ Un.
♂, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand. ♀, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand.
Arhopala lurida lurida ♂ Up. Arhopala lurida lurida ♂ Un. Arhopala lurida lurida ♂ Up. Arhopala lurida lurida ♂ Un.
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand.

ON : Arhopala atosia lurida Corbet,1941
OD : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):153.
TL : Mentawi. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand, Langkawi,
W.Malaysia, {Singapore}, Borneo, Sumatra, Mentawi,
Arhopala lurida lurida map

Records taken from Literature

Arhopala lurida ; Pinratana,1981 : 80, pl.13, fig.3,♂(Un). ('Phangnga'; 'Trang'; Satun: Ko Tarutao)
Arhopala lurida ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 610, pl.276, figs.L207,♂,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Satun; 'Trang')
Arhopala ariana wilcocksi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 618, pl.280, figs.L230b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Koh Tarutao; "Yala")
Arhopala aroa aroa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 626, pl.284, figs.L245b,♂,♂(Un). (in part)
Arhopala lurida ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, figs.♀,(Un). (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.06.08)
Arhopala lurida ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.291, 642, figs.L233,♂,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Satun; 'Trang')
Arhopala ariana wilcocksi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.296, figs.L255b♂,♂(Un)(Tarutau [Tarutao]). (in part)
Arhopala aroa esava ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 660, pl.300, figs.L269,♂,♂(Un). (in part)
Arhopala lurida ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 58, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Tarutao Is.)

Specimens Examined

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 1♂ 3♀ (incl. photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 20♂ 10♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


The butterfly is locally common in montane forests at lowlands (Alt. 10 - 100m).
I have only seen definite specimens of this species from islands such as Koh Phangan and Koh Tarutao. The records of other localities in P.Thailand should be reconfirmed.
Les Day,2011-2022 recorded both Arhopala atosia and Arhopala lurida from Koh Samui, but these are only underside photos and cannot be distinguished. Therefore, I do not adopt these records.
This species could be a form of Arhopala atosia by marine or island climate, as Seki et al.,1991 pointed out. Further taxonomic and distributional studies are needed.


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.

Eliot, J.N.,1962 : On Some Lycaenidae and Hesperiidae from Malaya
Entomologist 95:217-225.

Seki et al.,1991 : Butterflies of Borneo. Vol.2, No.1. Lycaenidae.
Tobishima Corporation.

Arhopala lurida lurida ♀
♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.18 - 2022.06.30.

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