Horaga albimacula viola  Moore, 1882

ON : Horaga viola Moore, 1882
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1882(1):248.
TL : Dharmsala (Kangra, N.India). (NHML)
Distribution : Sri Lanka, S.India, N.India, Sikkim,
Assam, Myanmar, Laos.

● ssp.viola
Horaga albimacula viola map

Type Material Information

Lectotype ♀, Kangra. det. by Cowan. (NHML)

Records taken from Literature

'Horaga albimacula ssp.? ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Phangan)' (accessed: 2022.07.30)

[ LAOS ]
Horaga albimacula viola ; Nakamura et al.,2009 : 24, figs.4,♂,♂(Un). (Vientiane)
Horaga albimacula viola ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55, pl.21, figs.Ly-215,♂,♂(Un). (Vientiane)


The species is distinguishable from Horaga chalcedonyx by only examination of the male genitalia. Therefore, the record from Thailand should be pending until a reliable specimen with examined genitalia is obtained.


Moore, F.,1882 : List of the Lepidoptera coleected by the Rev.J.H.Hocking chiefly in the Kangra District., N.W.Himalaya;
with Descriptions of new Genera and Species.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1882(1):234-263, pls.11,12.

Cowan, C.F.,1966 : Indo-oriental Horagini (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae).
Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 18(4):103-141, 3 pls.

Eliot, J.N.,1986 : The Horaga albimacula Complex (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)
Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 36(3):107-111.

2009.11.30 - 2022.07.31.

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