Flos anniella yunnanensis  Wang & Fan, 2002

Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Up. Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Un. Flos anniella yunnanensis ♀ Up. Flos anniella yunnanensis ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Up. Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Un. Flos anniella yunnanensis ♀ Up. Flos anniella yunnanensis ♀ Un.
♂, Luang Phabang, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera) ♀, Khammouan, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera)
Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Up. Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Un. Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Up. Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Flos yunnanensis Wang & Fan, 2002
OD : Butterflies Fauna Sinica: Lycaenidae. 143, pl.11,
fig.19,♀,20,♀(Un) as Flos gunnanensis.
TL : Mengala county, Yunnan. (♀)
Distribution : N.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Yunnan.

● ssp.yunnanensis
ssp.artegal
ssp.anniella
Flos anniella yunnanensis map

Synonym

Flos gunnanensis Wang & Fan, 2002 : Butterflies Fauna Sinica: Lycaenidae. pl.11, figs.19,♀,20,♀(Un). (IOS)


Type Material Information

Holotype ♀, 12.Apt.1994. Mengla County, Yunnan. Wang & Fan leg. (Entomological Museum, Northwestern Agricultural University)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Flos anniella artegal ; Pinratana,1981 : 104. (Chiang Mai) (in part)
Flos anniella artegal ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 650. (Chiang Mai) (in part)
Flos anniella artegal ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 686. (Chiang Mai) (in part)
Flos anniella artegal ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 85, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Phui; Doi Suthep; Nam Tok Mae Sa)
Flos anniella yunnanensis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2022- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig, Early Stages. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2022.06.16)

[ LAOS ]
Flos anniella artegal ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 217, pl.119, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Lak Sao; Xaignabouri)
Flos anniella artegal ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 47. (Nakai)
Flos anniella artegal ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 54.

[ VIETNAM ]
Flos anniella ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 43. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong)
Flos anniella artegal ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 61, figs.L-97,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me)
Flos anniella artegal ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 62. (C: Nghe An to Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

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

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 5♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kamphaeng Phet : 1♀ (photo by R.Charoenpon).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Luang Phabang : 2♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Xieng Khouang : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Khammouan : 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to high elevations (Alt.300m - 1600m). Males are territorial on trees or shrubs at hilltops or forest edges.
Wang & Fan,2002 described Flos yunnanensis as a distinct species, but it's considered to be Flos anniella by characteristic markings of the underside.
On the other hand, the populations of anniella from N.Thailand, Laos and Vietnam were hitherto treated as ssp.artegal, However female of this populations have very broad borders on both wings same as yunnanensis. Male has darker ground color and more inconspicuous markings on the UnH. than other subspecies. Therefore, I treat Flos yunnanensis to subspecies of Flos anniella and including Northern Indochinese taxon to this subspecies.
It is very interesting whether the populations of W.Thailand (Tak & Kanchanaburi) are this subspecies or ssp.artegal. Further taxonomic study and distributional research are needed by female specimens.


Literature

Wang, M. & Fan, X.,2002 : Butterflies Fauna Sinica: Lycaenidae.
Henan Science and Technology Publishing House. 439p., 28 pls.


Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Flos anniella yunnanensis ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Flos anniella yunnanensis ♂ Flos anniella yunnanensis ♀
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. (photo by R.Charoenpon)

2019.06.30 - 2022.06.30.
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