Arhopala amphimuta milleriana  Corbet, 1941

Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Up. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Un. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♀ Up. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Up. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Un. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♀ Up. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Up. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Un. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Up. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Up. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Un. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Up. Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala amphimuta milleriana Corbet, 1941
OD : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):157.
TL : Langkawi. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
Langkawi, Penang.

● ssp.milleriana
ssp.milleriana and amphimuta occur together
ssp.amphimuta
Arhopala amphimuta milleriana map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Narathura catori milleriana ; Evans,1957 : 97. (Siam / P)
Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ; Pinratana,1981 : 82, pl.13, fig.7,♂(Un). (Ranong; Trang; Yala)
Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ; Seki,1986 : 12, fig.8,♂. (Ranong)
Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 612, pl.277, figs.L214a♂,♂(Un),♂(Un). (Khlong Nakha)
Arhopala agesilaus gesa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 610, pl.276, figs.208,♂(left),♂(Un,left). (in part)
Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 646, pl.292, figs.L240a♂,♂(Un),♂(Un). (Khlong Nakha)
Arhopala amphimuta milleriana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 60, figs♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Ka Chong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 22♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 4♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (incl.Koh Tarutao) : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 5♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.30m - 200m).
In Yala province, ssp.mirelliana and ssp.amphimuta-like individuals are found sympatrically. These amphimuta-like individials seem to closely resemble Arhopala asia which is considered a synonym of amphimuta. I treat it as amphimuta temporarily, however the taxon asia is likely to be a distinct species. Further taxonomic study is needed.


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.


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