Arhopala moolaiana maya  (Evans, 1932)

Arhopala moolaiana maya ♂ Up. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♂ Un. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♀ Up. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Arhopala moolaiana maya ♂ Up. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♂ Un. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♀ Up. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Arhopala moolaiana maya ♂ Up. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♂ Un. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♀ Up. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Arhopala moolaiana maya ♂ Up. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♂ Un. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♀ Up. Arhopala moolaiana maya ♀ Un.
♂, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand. ♀, Trang, Thailand.

ON : Amblypodia moolaiana maya Evans, 1932
OD : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.) : 259.
TL : Mergui. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam,
Langkawi, W.Malaysia (Kedah).

● ssp.maya
ssp.yajuna
Arhopala moolaiana maya map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Amblypodia moolaiana ; Godfrey,1930 : 331. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Narathura moolaiana maya ; Evans,1957 : 97. (P)
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Pinratana,1981 : 82, pl.13, fig.8,♂(Un). (Ranong; Trang)
Arhopala moolaiana yajuna ; Pinratana,1981 : 82. (Ranong) (in part)
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Seki,1986 : 12, figs.10,♂,11,♂(Un). (Ranong)
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 614, pl.278, figs.L217a♂,♂(Un)♂(Un),♀. (Trang; Krabi)
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 646, pl.293, figs.L243a♂,♂(Un),♂(Un),♀. (Trang; Krabi)
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 61, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Montatan; Khao Soi Dao; Mae Sam; Kaper WF; Ranong Hot Spring; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Tarutao Is.)

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 73, pl.105, fig.A1(Un). (no loc.)
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 216, pl.114, figs.♂,♀(Un). (Boung Kuang; Savannakhet)
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 46. (Namdhua; Thabeng)
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 53.

[ VIETNAM ]
Arhopala moolaiana ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 43. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; Huong Thuy)
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007c : 40, fig.L-156,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Arhopala moolaiana maya ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 60. (C: Quang Tri to Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 2♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 10♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phang Nga : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (Koh Tarutao) : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in P.Thailand and uncommon in N.Thailand, and is found in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.30m - 550m).
The coloration on the UpF of some male individuals in Ranong is slightly brilliant shining pale blue, turning to violet in the apical area. It seems to approach the nominotypical subspecies.


Literature

Evans, W.H.,1932 : The identification of Indian butterflies. second edition revised.
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : 10+454pp, 32 pls, 9f.

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 moolaiana maya ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.18 - 2022.07.31.

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