Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi  (Evans, 1932)

Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂ Up. Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂ Un. Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂ Up. Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by K.Yano)
Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂ Up. Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂ Un. Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂ Up. Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Marmessus archbaldi Evans, 1932
OD : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd. ed.) :290.
TL : Dawna Hills, Burma. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand (Surat Thani and northwards),
Vietnam.

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

Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, Jan.1921. Dawna Hills, Burma. W.H.Evans. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ; Cowan,1974 : 316. (Prae: Me Tharn; Nong Khai Ploy; Ranong)
Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ; Pinratana,1981 : 122, pl.22, fig.16,♀. (Ranong)
Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 674, pl.308, fig.L326a♂(Un). (Ranong; Khao Phanom Bencha)
"Drupadia rufontaenia [sic] archbaldi ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Phangan)" (accessed: 2022.07.30)
Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 712, pl.326, fig.L350a♂(Un). (Ranong; Khao Phanom Bencha)
Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 106, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Wan Nam Khiewo; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka)
Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2019- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Sa Kaeo) (accessed: 2022.07.30)

[ VIETNAM ]
Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 64, figs.L-115,♂,♀. (Dong Nai: Thac Mai)
Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 65. (C: Thua Thien Hue; Lam Dong / S: Dong Nai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 2♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 2♂ (photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 2♂ (photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.30m - 400m).
The populations from Vietnam are rather different and possibly a distinct subspecies. The subspecies identity of a photo record from Koh Phangan is not confirmed. I treat it as this subspecies provisionally, however confirmation with specimens is needed.


Literature

Evans, W.H., 1932 : The identification of Indian butterflies. (2nd. ed.)
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : 10+454pp, 32 pls, 9f.

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 archbaldi ♂ Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)
Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂ Drupadia rufotaenia archbaldi ♂
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama) ♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan), Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.18 - 2022.07.31.

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