Arhopala muta merguiana  Corbet, 1941

Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Up. Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Un. Arhopala muta merguiana ♀ Up. Arhopala muta merguiana ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Up. Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Un. Arhopala muta merguiana ♀ Up. Arhopala muta merguiana ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Up. Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Un. Arhopala muta merguiana ♀ Up. Arhopala muta merguiana ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Up. Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Un. Arhopala muta merguiana ♀ Up. Arhopala muta merguiana ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Up. Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Un. Arhopala muta merguiana ♀ Up. Arhopala muta merguiana ♀ Un.
♂, Sekong, Laos. ♀, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala muta merguiana Corbet, 1941
OD : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):155.
TL : Mergui. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
Vietnam, Langkawi.

● ssp.merguiana
ssp.maranda
Arhopala muta merguiana map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Narathura muta merguiana ; Evans,1957 : 95. (Siam / P)
Arhopala muta merguiana ; Pinratana,1981 : 83, pl.13, fig.11,♂(Un). (Nakhon Ratchasima; Sakon Nakhon; Ranong)
Arhopala muta maranda ; Pinratana,1981 : 83, pl.13, fig.12,♂(Un). (Ranong; Trang) (in part)
Arhopala muta merguiana ; Seki,1986 : 14. (Ranong)
Arhopala muta merguiana ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 37, fig.105,♂. (Ubon Ratchathani: Ban Ba Hai; Phu Chong Na Yoi)
"Arhopala muta merguiana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 616, pl.278, figs.L221a♂(Laos)."
"Arhopala muta merguiana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 648, pl.294, figs.L246b♂(Laos),♀(photo from D'Abrera),♀(Un,photo from D'Abrera)."
Arhopala muta merguiana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 62, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Tenasserim; Ranong Hot Spring; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Thaleban)
Arhopala metamuta metamuta ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 63, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Yai; Nakhon Nayok; Mae Sam) (in part)

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala muta merguiana ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 216, pl.114, figs.♂,♀(Un),♀. (Boung Kuang; Lak Sao; Thakhek)
Arhopala muta merguiana ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 46. (Namdhua; Thabeng)
Arhopala muta merguiana ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 53.

[ VIETNAM ]
Arhopala muta merguiana ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 60, figs.L-77,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Gung Re)
Arhopala muta merguiana ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 60. (C: Gia Lai to Lam Dong / S: Dong Nai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 5♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 8♂ 16♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phangnga : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Khammouan : 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sekong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Champasak : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.30m - 550m).


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.


Arhopala muta merguiana ♂ Arhopala muta merguiana ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2022.08.31.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.