Drupadia niasica scudderii  (Doherty, 1889)

Drupadia niasica scudderii ♂ Up. Drupadia niasica scudderii ♂ Un. Drupadia niasica scudderii ♀ Up. Drupadia niasica scudderii ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Biduanda scudderii Doherty, 1889
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal 58 Pt.II(4):426, pl.23, fig.14,♂.
TL : Mergui. (♂)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (excluding Koh Tarutao).

● ssp.scudderii
ssp.biranta
Drupadia niasica scudderii map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Drupadia niasica scudderii ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 676, pl.309, figs.L328,♂,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un),♀. (Kampuan; Krabi)
Drupadia niasica scudderii ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 714, pl.326, figs.L352,♂,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un),♀. (Kampuan; Krabi)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is rare in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.30m - 150m).
There is a tendency for the male red patch on the UpF to get smaller and smaller from north to south. Further taxonomic study and distributional research are needed.


Literature

Doherty, W.,1889 : On certain Lycaenidae from lower Tenasserim
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal 58 Pt.II (4):409-440, pl.23.

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


Drupadia niasica scudderii ♂
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2022.07.31.

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