Arhopala oenea  (Hewitson, [1869])

Arhopala oenea ♂ Up. Arhopala oenea ♂ Un. Arhopala oenea ♀ Up. Arhopala oenea ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Arhopala oenea ♂ Up. Arhopala oenea ♂ Un. Arhopala oenea ♂ Up. Arhopala oenea ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Amblypodia oenea Hewitson,[1869]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:14e, pl.3c, fig.55.
TL : Darjeeling. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Sikkim, Assam, Myanmar, N.Thailand,
Laos, Vietnam.
Arhopala oenea map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala oenea ; Pinratana,1981 : 81, pl.36, figs.1,♂(Un),4,♂. (Chiang Mai)
"Arhopala oenea ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 612, pl.277, figs.L212,♀(Laos),♀(Un,Laos)."
"Arhopala oenea ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 644, pl.292, figs.L238,♀(Laos),♀(Un,Laos)."

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala oenea ; Masui & Uehara,1994 : 6, fig.34,♂. (Vientiane)
Arhopala oenea ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 216, pl.114, figs.♂,♀(Un),♀. (Xiang Khouang; Lak Sao)
Arhopala oenea ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 53.

[ VIETNAM ]
Arhopala oenea oenea ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 61, figs.L-89,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Arhopala oenea ; Yokochi et al.,2015 : 42. (Khanh Hoa: Hon Ba)
Arhopala oenea ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 60. (C: Kon Tum to Lam Dong / S: Dong Nai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 7♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.350m - 700m). Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,1863-1878 : Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae.
London, van Vorst. x+229pp. and 14a-14h, Suppl. 1-47; pls. (108, numbered;)
1-85, 88-92, 3a,3b,3c, Suppl.I-VII, Ia, Ib, IIIa, IIIb, IVa, Va, Vb. In 8 parts.

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 oenea ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2022.06.30.

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