Arhopala metamuta metamuta  (Hewitson, [1863])

Arhopala metamuta metamuta ♂ Up. Arhopala metamuta metamuta ♂ Un. Arhopala metamuta metamuta ♂ Up. Arhopala metamuta metamuta ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Amblypodia metamuta Hewitson, [1863]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:13, 2:pl.2, figs.14,15.
TL : Sumatra. (♂)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala ; Narathiwat), W.Malaysia,
Singapore, Sumatra.
Arhopala metamuta metamuta map

Synonyms

Arhopala gunongensis Bethune-Baker, 1897 : Ent. mon. Mag. 33:205. TL. Gunong Ijan, Perak. (♂, NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
"Amblypodia metamuta ; Godfrey,1930 : 331. (Chonburi: Sriracha; Satun: Klawng Ton)"
"Amblypodia metamuta ; Godfrey,1932a : 272. (Phang Nga: Bangtoa)"
Arhopala metamuta metamuta ; Pinratana,1981 : 83, pl.13, fig.14,♂(Un). ("Nakhon Nayok"; Narathiwat)
Arhopala metamuta metamuta ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 616, pl.279, figs.L223,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Yala)
Arhopala antimuta antimuta ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 616, pl.279, fig.225,♀(left). (in part)
Arhopala metamuta metamuta ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 648, pl.294, figs.L248,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Yala)
Arhopala metamuta metamuta ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 63, figs.♂(Than To),♂(Un,Than To). (Than To WF.) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Yala : 6♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low elevations (alt.300m - 400m).
The record of Arhopala metamuta in continental Thailand is considered to be Arhopala muta merguiana.


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.

Bethune-Baker, G.T.,1897 : Four new species of Arhopala.
Ent. mon. Mag. 33:202-205.

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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