Arhopala hellenore hellenore  Doherty, 1889

Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♂ Up. Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♂ Un. Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♀ Up. Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Tak, Thailand.
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♂ Up. Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♂ Un. Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♀ Up. Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♀ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Arhopala hellenore Doherty, 1889
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 58(4):422, pl.23, fig.7,♂.
TL : Mergui. (♂)
Distribution : Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, Hainan.
Arhopala hellenore hellenore map

Synonyms

Arhopala viridissima Swinhoe, 1890 : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6)5:449-450. TL. Mandalay, Upper Burmah. (♂, NHML)
Arhopala eumolphus sanherib Fruhstofer, 1914 : Duet. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 28(2):123. TL. "Java" (♂, NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Amblypodia eumolphus hellenore ; Davidson & Macbeth,1938 : 79. (N: Koon Tarn)
Narathura hellenore hellenore ; Evans,1957 : 112. (N.Siam)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Pinratana,1981 : 100, pl.17, figs.1,♂,2,♀,3,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chanthaburi)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 258, figs.140,♂,141,♂(Un). (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Thaep; Phu Pha Phung)
Arhopala hellenore hellenoren ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 37. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram; Nam Tok Tad Ton; Nam Tok Kham Cha I; Ban Na Lak; Ban Gok Tum; Ubon Ratchathani: Ban Ba Hai; Phu Chong Na Yoi)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 54-55. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram; Phu Hin Khan; Phu Huai Sing; Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Pung)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 642, pl.292, figs.L274,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Chiang Dao)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 678, pl.309, figs.L298,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Chiang Dao)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 80, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep; Wan Nam Khiewo; Phu Pha Thaep; Krathin WF.)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2022- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig, Early Stages. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2022.06.16)

[ LAOS ]
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 217, pl.117, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Xiang Khouang)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 47. (Namdhua)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 54.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Narathura hellenore hellenore ; Evans,1957 : 112. (Cambodia)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 61, figs.L-92,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me; Gung Re)
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 62. (C: Lam Dong / S: Dong Nai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 9♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 3♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.300m - 1300m). Males are territorial on shrubs or trees at hilltops or forest edges.


Literature

Doherty, W.,1889 : On certain Lycaenidae from Lower Tenasserim.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 58(4):409-440, 2 pls.

Swinhoe, C.,1890 : Descriptions of three new species of Lycaenidae.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6)5:449-451.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1914 : Neue Arhopala Rassen.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 28(2):121-137.


Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♂ Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♂ Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♂ Arhopala hellenore hellenore ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Tak, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2022.06.30.
A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.