Arhopala antimuta antimuta  Felder & Felder, [1865]

Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♂ Up. Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♂ Un. Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♀ Up. Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♂ Up. Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♂ Un. Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♀ Up. Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♂ Up. Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♂ Un. Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♀ Up. Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala antimuta Felder & Felder, [1865]
OD : Reise Fregatte Novara, Lep. Rhop. (2):233.
TL : Malacca Interior. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Langkawi,
W.Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Nias, Natuna.
Arhopala antimuta antimuta map

Synonyms

Arhopala davisonii Nicéville, 1890 : Butts. India Burmah Ceylon. 3:280, fig.135,♂. TL. Singapore. (♂)
Arhopala antimuta tana Corbet, 1941 : 162. TL. Ataran Valley, Burma. (♂, NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala antimuta ; Godfrey,1916 : 139. (Chonburi: Hup Bon)
Amblypodia antimuta ; Godfrey,1930 : 336. (Chonburi: Hup Bon)
Narathura antimuta antimuta ; Evans,1957 : 124. (P)
Arhopala antimuta antimuta ; Pinratana,1981 : 84, pl.13, fig.17,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Ranong)
Arhopala antimuta antimuta ; Seki,1986 : 14. (Ranong)
Arhopala avathina avathina ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 614, pl.278, figs.L219,♀,♀(Un). (Trang)
Arhopala antimuta antimuta ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 616, pl.279, figs.L225,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀(center),♀(right,Un). (in part)
Arhopala moorei busa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 616, pl.279, figs.L222,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong)
Arhopala arvina adalitas ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 634, pl.288, figs.L256b♀,♀(Un). (in part)
Arhopala antimuta antimuta ; Les Day,2011- : Butterflies of Koh Samui, fig.1ex,(Un). (Koh Samui; Koh Phangan) (accessed: 2022.08.01)
Arhopala avathina avathina ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 648, pl.294, figs.L245,♀,♀(Un). (Trang)
Arhopala antimuta antimuta ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 650, pl.295, figs.L250,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Ranong; Phang-nga; Yala)
Arhopala antimuta antimuta ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 64, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep; Ranong Hot Spring; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala antimuta antimuta ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 216, pl.115, fig.♀(Un). (Xaignabouri)
Arhopala antimuta antimuta ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 53.


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 6♂ 6♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 2♂ 2♀ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Yala : 3♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.30m - 550m).
A female example from Chiang Mai is bluer and has very broad black border on both wings. The population from N.Thailand is possibly a different subspecies. I provisionally treat this as ssp.antimuta, but further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Felder, C. & Felder, R.,1865-1875 :
Rhopalocera. In Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen Commodore B. von Wullerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band:
Abtheilung. Wien : vi + 548 + [1] pp in 5 parts, 140 pls.

Nicéville, L.de,1890 : The butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon.
A descriptive handbook of all the known species of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera Inhabiting that region, with notices of allied species occurring in the neighbouring countries along the border; with numerous illustrations. Vol.3 (Lycaenidae).
Calcutta Central Press. 4to : xii+503pp, frontispiece, pls.25-29.

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.

Eliot, J.N.,1978 : in Corbet & Pendlebury, The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. 3rd Edition revised.
1-578, pls.1-55.


Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♂ Arhopala antimuta antimuta ♀
♂, Koh Phangan, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.18 - 2022.08.31.

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