Drupadia ravindra moorei  (Distant, 1882)

Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Narathiwat, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Satun, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Trang, Thailand. ♀, Satun, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♀, Satun, Thailand. ♀, Pattani, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Up. Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Un.
♀, Trang, Thailand. ♀, Trang, Thailand.

ON : Sithon moorei Distant, 1882
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)10:246-247.
TL : Province Wellesley, Malay Pen.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat and southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Lingga,
Singkep, Natuna, Karimata.

● ssp.boisduvalii
ssp.
ssp.corbeti
ssp.moorei
Drupadia ravindra moorei map

Synonyms

Biduanda similis H.H.Druce, 1895 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895(3):616. TL. Borneo. (NHML)
Marmessus moorei sumatranus Fruhstorfer, [1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):272. TL. N.E.Sumatra.
Marmessus moorei sumatranus f.battakana Fruhstorfer, [1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):272. TL. N.E.Sumatra. (NHML)
Marmessus moorei nola Fruhstorfer, [1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):250. TL. Brunei. (NHML)


Type Materials Information

similis ; Holotype ♂, 'Borneo' [? East Malaysia; Sabah] (NHML)
battakana ; Holotype ♂, Battak Mountains, N.E.Sumatra. (NHML)
nola ; Holotype ♂, Brunei. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Marmessus moorei ; Pendlebury,1923 : 46. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram; Khao Luang)
Marmessus moorei ; Godfrey,1930 : 345. ("N: Chiengra"; Nakon Sri Thammarat)
Marmessus moorei ; Godfrey,1932a : 273. (P)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Cowan,1974 : 303. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Pinratana,1981 : 122, pl.22, figs.13,♂,14,♀,15,♂(Un). (Trang; Yala)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 672, pl.308, figs.L325b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Nakhon Si Thammarat; Yala)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.07.30)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 710, pl.325, figs.L349b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Nakon Si Thammarat; Yala)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 105-106, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Thaleban; Tarutao Is; Than To)
Drupadia ravindra moorei ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2019- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.07.30)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Surat Thani (Koh Phangan) : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 3♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 2♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun : 9♂ 7♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 24♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Narathiwat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.10m - 350m). Males are territorial on shrubs or trees.
There is a tendency for the female red patch on the UpF to get smaller and smaller from north to south. However, it is very variable even in the same locality.


Literature

Distant, W.L.,1882 : Undescribed Rhopalocera from the Malay Peninsula.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)10:245-248.

Druce, H.H.,1895 : A Monograph of the Bornean Lycaenidae.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895(3):556-627, pls.31-34.

Fruhstorfer, H.,[1912] :
Uebersicht der Lycaeniden des Indo-Australischen Gebiets. Begrundet auf die Ausbeute und die Sammlung des Autors.
Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):197-272, 4 figs.

Cowan, C.F.,1974 : The Indo-Oriental Genus Drupadia Moore (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae).
Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 29:283-656, 6 pls.


Drupadia ravindra moorei ♂ Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀ Drupadia ravindra moorei ♀
♀, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2022.07.31.

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