Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia  (Fruhstorfer, 1912)

Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♂ Up. Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♂ Un. Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♀ Up. Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♂ Up. Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♂ Un. Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♀ Up. Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

ON : Marmessus rufotaenia Fruhstorfer, 1912
OD : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):249-250.
TL : Malayische Halbinsel. (♂)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat and southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Tioman, Singapore, Borneo, Natuna.

● ssp.archbaldi
transition zone of archbaldi and rufotaenia
ssp.rufotaenia
Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
'Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 674, pl.308, figs.L326b♂(Un,Malaysia),♀(Malaysia)'
'Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 712, pl.326, figs.L350b♂(Un,Malaysia),♀(Malaysia)'
Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 106, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Tarutao Is; Than To WF.)
Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2019- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.07.30)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Si Thammarat : 2♂ 1♀ (incl.photo & photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.50m - 300m).
The specimens of both sexes from Nakhon Si Thammarat have small red patch on the UpF. It seems a transition zone of archbaldi and rufotaenia.


Literature

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 rufotaenia rufotaenia ♂ Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♂ Drupadia rufotaenia rufotaenia ♀
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

2009.11.30 - 2022.07.31.

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