Drupadia scaeva cooperi  (Tytler, 1940)

Drupadia scaeva cooperi ♂ Up. Drupadia scaeva cooperi ♂ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Biduanda melisa cooperi Tytler, 1940
OD : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 42(1):123.
TL : Maymyo, Burma. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam,
Yunnan.

● ssp.melisa
ssp.cooperi
ssp.scaeva
Drupadia scaeva cooperi map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 14.Sep.1926. Anisakan, Maymyo, Burma. G.Cooper (NHML)
Paratype 1♂, 21.Apr.1914. Nong Khai Ploy [near Sriracha, S.E.Thailand]. E.J.Godfrey (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Biduanda melisa ; Godfrey,1916 : 141. (Nong Khai Ploi)
Biduanda cyara ; Riley & Godfrey,1921 : 187. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Biduanda cyara ; Godfrey,1930 : 344. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Biduanda melisa ; Godfrey,1930 : 344. (Chonburi: Sriracha)
Drupadia scaeva cooperi ; Cowan,1974 : 343. (Prae: Me Song; Chanthaburi: Khao Sabap)
Drupadia scaeva cooperi ; Pinratana,1981 : 124, not fig. (Chonburi; Prae)
Drupadia scaeva ssp. ; Pinratana,1981 : 124, pl.34, figs.9,♂,10,♀ ; pl.35, figs.5,♀(Un),6,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
'Drupadia scaeva cooperi ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 676, pl.309, figs.L330a♀(Laos),♀(Un,Laos).'
Drupadia scaeva melisa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 676, pl.309, figs.L330b♂,♂(Un),♀(right). (in part)
'Drupadia scaeva cooperi ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 714, pl.327, figs.L354a♀(Laos),♀(Un,Laos).'
Drupadia scaeva melisa ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 714, pl.327, figs.L354b♂,♂(Un). (in part)
Drupadia scaeva cooperi ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 108. (by literature)
Drupadia scaeva melisa ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 108, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Wan Nam Khiewo; Khao Soi Dao)

[ LAOS ]
Drupadia scaeva cooperi ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 218, pl.124, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Lak Sao)
Drupadia scaeva cooperi ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55.
Drupadia scaeva cooperi ; Miyamoto & Nakamura,2016 : 25, fig.16,A,♂,B,♂(Un) (Attapeu)

[ VIETNAM ]
Drupadia scaeva ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 44. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong)
Drupadia scaeva ssp. ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 64, figs.L-114,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Drupadia scaeva cooperi ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 65. (C: Thua Hien Hue; Lam Dong / S: Dong Nai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chanthaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterflys is uncommon in montane forest at low elevations.
There is a tendency for the female red patch on the upper side to get smaller from north to south. Especially, examples from S.E.Thailand have very small red patch, however it is variable even in the same locality. Further taxonomis study and distributional research are needed.


Literature

Tytler, H.,1940 : Notes on Some New and Interesting Butterflies chiefly from Burma. Part.2.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 42:109-123.

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


1999.07.18 - 2022.07.31.

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