Arhopala ace ace  Nicéville, [1893]

Arhopala ace ace ♂ Up. Arhopala ace ace ♂ Un. Arhopala ace ace ♂ Up. Arhopala ace ace ♂ Un.
♂, 1992.03.12. Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala ace Nicéville, [1893]
OD : J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7(3):329, pl.H, fig.13,♂.
TL : Perak, Malay Peninsula. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat and Southward), W.Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Type Material Information

1♂ Type, Perak, Malay Peninsula. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 75, fig.♂,♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala ace ace ; Saito & Inayoshi,2022b : 29, figs.30,♂,30v♂(Un). (Nakhon Si Thammarat: Ron Phibun Dist.)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Si Thammarat : 4♂ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
Ron Phibun dist. 1992.03.12. 1♂ Y.Inayoshi (YI).
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Notes

This is the first record from Thailand. Population from Nakhon Si Thammarat and southward seems nominotypical subspecies. In Ranong, both ssp.arata and individuals that very similar to ssp.ace are found sympatrically, but the upper surface coloration is close to that of arata. This area is considered to be a transition zone for both subspecies.
The butterfly is not uncommon in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 100 - 400m).


Literature

Nicéville, L.de,[1893] : On new and little-known butterflies from the Indo-Malayan region
J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7(3):322-357, pl.H-J.


Arhopala ace ace ♂ Arhopala ace ace ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

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