Drupadia theda thesmia  (Hewitson, [1863])

Drupadia theda thesmia ♂ Up. Drupadia theda thesmia ♂ Un. Drupadia theda thesmia ♀ Up. Drupadia theda thesmia ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Drupadia theda thesmia ♂ Up. Drupadia theda thesmia ♂ Un. Drupadia theda thesmia ♀ Up. Drupadia theda thesmia ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Myrina thesmia Hewitson, [1863]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:32, 2:pl.14, figs.25-27.
TL : Sumatra. (NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Pattani and southward),
W.Malaysia, Tioman, Singapore, Lingga, Sumatra.

● ssp.fabricii
ssp.renonga
ssp.thesmia
Drupadia theda thesmia map

Synonym

Biduanda thesmia thesmia f.minara Fruhstorfer, [1912] : Berl. ent. Z. 56(3/4):251. TL. Sumatra. (NHML)


Type Materials Information

thesmia ; Lectotype ♂, Sumatra. designated by Cowan,1974. (NHML) ; Paralectotype 1♀, Sumatra. (NHML)
minara ; Holotype ♂, N.E.Sumatra. (Martin) (NHML) ; Paralectotype 1♀, N.E.Sumatra. (Martin) (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Drupadia theda thesmia ; Pinratana,1981 : 123, pl.22, figs.21,♀,22,♀(Un). (Yala; Narathiwat)
Drupadia theda thesmia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 674, pl.308, figs.L327c♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Yala)
Drupadia theda thesmia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 712, pl.326, figs.L351c♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Yala)
Drupadia theda thesmia ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 107, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Than To WF.)
Drupadia theda thesmia ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2020- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.07.30)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Pattani : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Narathiwat : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.50m - 550m).


Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,1863-1878 : Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae.
London, van Vorst. x+229pp. and 14a-14h, Suppl. 1-47; pls. (108, numbered;)
1-85, 88-92, 3a,3b,3c, Suppl.I-VII, Ia, Ib, IIIa, IIIb, IVa, Va, Vb. In 8 parts.

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 theda thesmia ♂ Drupadia theda thesmia ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Drupadia theda thesmia ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2022.07.31.

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