Arhopala perimuta regina  Corbet, 1941

Arhopala perimuta regina ♂ Up. Arhopala perimuta regina ♂ Un. Arhopala perimuta regina ♀ Up. Arhopala perimuta regina ♀ Un.
♂, Phangnga, Thailand. ♀, Pattani, Thailand.
Arhopala perimuta regina ♂ Up. Arhopala perimuta regina ♂ Un. Arhopala perimuta regina ♀ Up. Arhopala perimuta regina ♀ Un.
♂, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand. ♀, Satun (Koh Tarutao), Thailand.
Arhopala perimuta regina ♂ Up. Arhopala perimuta regina ♂ Un. Arhopala perimuta regina ♂ Up. Arhopala perimuta regina ♂ Un.
♂, Krabi, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala perimuta regina Corbet, 1941
OD : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):162.
TL : Mergui. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Chumphon and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia.

● ssp.perimuta
ssp.regina
Arhopala perimuta regina map

Synonyms

Amblypodia perimuta regia Evans, 1925 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):635. TL. Mergui. (♂, NHML) (homonym)
Arhopala perimuta linta Corbet, 1941 : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9):162. TL. Malaya. (♀, NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Amblypodia perimuta regia ; Godfrey,1932a : 272. (P)
Amblypodia perimuta regia ; Godfrey,1932b : 327. (Ranong: Kampuan)
Narathura perimuta regina ; Evans,1957 : 123. (P)
Arhopala perimuta regina ; Pinratana,1981 : 84, pl.13, fig.16,♂(Un). (Ranong; Trang)
Arhopala perimuta regina ; Seki,1986 : 14. (Ranong)
Arhopala perimuta regina ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 616, pl.279, figs.L224b♂,♂(Un). (Trang)
Arhopala perimuta regina ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Butterflies of Koh Samui, fig.♂(Un). (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.08.01)
Arhopala perimuta regina ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 650, pl.294, figs.L249b♂,♂(Un). (Trang)
Arhopala perimuta regina ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 63, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Tenasserim; Ranong Hot Spring; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Thaleban; Tarutao Is; Than To WF.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 2♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1ex. (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phang-nga : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Krabi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (Koh Tarutao ; Khuan Don dist.) : 10♂ 10♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.10m - 350m).
The population from Tarutao tends to have a darker ground color and less conspicuous bright band on the UnH, however, it is highly variable.


Literature

Evans, W.H.,1925 : The Identification of Indian Butterflies. Part VII.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(3):610-639, 1 pl.

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 perimuta regina
Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.18 - 2022.08.31.

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