Drupadia theda fabricii  Moore, 1884


ON : Drupadia fabricii Moore, 1884
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):32.
TL : Mergui.
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.

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


Synonym

Biduanda imitata H.H.Druce, 1895 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895(3):617. TL. 'Borneo' [Burma] (NHML)


Type Materials Information

fabricii ; Type ♀, 11.Jan.1882. Mergui. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 178, figs.♀,♀(Un).
imitata ; Holotype ♀, 'Borneo' [Burma]. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Biduanda thesmia fabricii ; Godfrey,1930 : 344-345. ('Prae: Me Song forest')
Drupadia theda fabricii ; Cowan,1974 : 324. ('Prae'; 'Me Say Song'; 'Me Lem'; 'Me Ping River')
Drupadia theda fabricii ; Pinratana,1981 : 123, pl.22, fig.17,♀(Un). (Ratchaburi)
Drupadia theda fabricii ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 674, pl.308, figs.L327a♂,♂(Un). (Ratchaburi)
Drupadia theda fabricii ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 712, pl.326, figs.L351a♂,♂(Un). ('Chiang Mai'; Ratchaburi; 'Kanchanaburi')
Drupadia theda fabricii ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 107, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Phu Khiewo)

[ LAOS ]
Drupadia theda fabricii ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 218, pl.124, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Boung Kuang; Nam Dhua; Pakxe)
Drupadia theda fabricii ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 48. (Namdhua)
Drupadia theda fabricii ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55.

[ VIETNAM ]
Drupadia theda ; Vu,2003 : 58. (Phu Quoc)
Drupadia theda ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 44. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong)
Drupadia theda fabricii ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 64, fig.L-117,♀. (Lam Dong: Dai Duc Me; Madagui; Dong Nai: Thac Mai)
Drupadia theda fabricii ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 65. (C: Thua Thien Hue ; Quang Nam to Lam Dong / S: Dong Nai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Phetchaburi : 1♀ (photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 1♂ (photo by M.Hayashi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Sa Kaeo : 1♂ (photo by M.Hayashi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at moderate elevations.
The subspecies identity of a photo record from Phetchaburi is not confirmed. I provisionally treat it as ssp.fabricii, however confirmation with specimens is required. The records from N.Thailand also need to be reconfirmed. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

Moore, F.,1884 :
Descriptions of some New Asiatic Lepidoptera; chiefly from Specimens contained inthe Indian Museum, Calcutta.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):16-52.

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

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 fabricii ♂ Drupadia theda fabricii ♂
♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)
Drupadia theda renonga ♀ Drupadia theda renonga ♀
♀, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)
Drupadia theda fabricii ♂
♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)

1999.07.18 - 2022.07.31.

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