|♂, Houaphan, Laos. (poto by K.Saito)||♀, Houaphan, Laos. (poto by K.Saito)|
Arrhopala [sic] comica Nicéville,1900
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 13(1):170, pl.EE, fig.18.
TL : Lwe Long, near Bhamo, Upper Burma. (♀, NZC)
Distribution : Manipur, Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos.
Surendra learmondii Tytler,1940 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 42(1):122. TL. Loimwe, S.Shan States. (NHML)
comica ; 1♀ Type, 12.Mar.1898. Lwe Long, near Bhamo, Upper Burma, 5000ft. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 88, fig.♀,♀(Un).
[ THAILAND ]
Narathura comica ; Evans,1957 : 123. ('Siam: Tukdah')
Arhopala comica ; D'Abrera,1986 : 580. ('Tukdah')
'Arhopala comica ; Ek-Amnuay, : 634, pl.288, fig.L258,♀(Laos).'
'Arhopala comica ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 668, pl.304, fig.L282,♂[♀](Laos).'
Arhopala comica ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 76. (by literature)
[ LAOS ]
Arhopala comica ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 217, pl.118, fig.♀. (Xam Neua)
Arhopala comica ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 54, pl.19, fig.Ly-175,♀,♀(Un). (Houa Phan: Ban Saleui)
[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : Mae Chaem dist., 2022.12.29. 1♂ (photo by Y.Inayoshi & M.Hayashi).
Evans,1957 recorded a single male based on a specimen in the NHML from 'Tukdah, Siam' and D'Abrera,1986 followed this.
However, I could not find the place name Tukdah. Perhaps it is an old or changed place name.
Another possibility is that there is a locality name Tukdah in the vicinity of Darjeeling, West Bengal in India, and I suspect it could have been taken there.
Putting that aside, the species was found in Chiang Mai, N.Thailand on 29.Dec.2022 by Y.Inayoshi & Mr. Masakazu Hayashi. This is a definite record from Thailand. Although only photos in nature were taken and no specimen was obtained, it seems to belong to the nominotypical subspecies.
Nicéville, L. de,1900 : On new and little-known Lepidoptera from the Oriental Region.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 13(1):157-175, pl.CC,DD,EE.
Tytler, H.,1940 : Notes on Some New and Interesting Butterflies chiefly from Burma. Part.2.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 42:109-123.
D'Abrera B.,1986 : Butterflies of the Oriental Region. Part III
Hill House, Australia.
|♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)||♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.|
|1999.07.18 - 2023.01.31.|