Dacalana penicilligera  (Nicéville, 1890)

Dacalana penicilligera ♂ Up. Dacalana penicilligera ♂ Un. Dacalana penicilligera ♀ Up. Dacalana penicilligera ♀ Un.
♂, Chaiyaphum, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by RIEB)
Dacalana penicilligera ♂ Up. Dacalana penicilligera ♂ Un. Dacalana penicilligera ♀ Up. Dacalana penicilligera ♀ Un.
♂, Da Nang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Dak Lak, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Dacalana penicilligera ♂ Up. Dacalana penicilligera ♂ Un. Dacalana penicilligera ♂ genitalia Dacalana penicilligera ♂ genitalia
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Nghe An, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Arrhenothrix penicilligera Nicéville, 1890
OD : Butts. India Burmah Ceylon 3:337, pl.28, fig.214,♂.
TL : Khasi Hills. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : Bhutan, Assam, Bangladesh, Myanmar,
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, S.Yunnan, S.Guangxi, [Hainan].
Dacalana penicilligera map

Type Material Information

Type 1♂, Sylhet. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 107, figs.♂,♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Dacalana vidura ; Godfrey,1916 : 140. (Prae: Me Song forest) (in part)
Dacalana penicilligera ; Godfrey,1930 : 341-342. (Prae: Me Song forest)
'Dacalana burmana ; Pinratana,1981 : 126. not fig. (Chiang Mai)'
Dacalana penicilligera ; Pinratana,1981 : 126, pl.23, fig.4,♂(Un) ; pl.32, figs.7,♂,8,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; 'Nakhon Nayok') (in part)
Dacalana penicilligera ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 111, figs.♂(Doi Suthep),♂(Doi Suthep,Un),♀(Doi Suthep),♀(Doi Suthep,Un). (Doi Suthep) (in part)
Dacalana penicilligera ; Saito & Inayoshi,2022 : 40-41, figs.4,♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Chaiyaphum)

[ LAOS ]
Dacalana penicilligera penicilligera ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 218, pl.124, fig.♂. (Lak Sao)
Dacalana penicilligera ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55.
Dacalana penicilligera ; Saito & Inayoshi,2022 : 40-41. (Lak Sao)

[ VIETNAM ]
Dacalana penicilligera ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 44. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Huong Thuy)
Dacalana penicilligera ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 65. (C / S: Tay Ninh)
Dacalana penicilligera ; Saito & Inayoshi,2022 : 40-41, figs.5,♂,♂(Un),6,♀,♀(Un),7,♂,♂(Un),8,♂,♂(Un),54(♂,genitalia),72a(♂,Fore-tarsus),73a,73b(♂,FW-venation),74a(Map). (Lam Dong; Dak Lak; Kon Tum; Nghe An; Da Nang)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Dak Lak : 1♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kon Tum : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nghe An : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Da Nang : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Dak Nong : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 13♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally uncommon in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.800m - 1450m) and often rest on the underside of leaves.
Pinratana,1981 recorded this species from 'Nakhon Nayok', however we could not confirm the specimen. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

Nicéville, L.de.,1890 : The butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon. A descriptive handbook of all the known species of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera inhabiting that region, with notices of allied species occurring in the neighbouring countries along the border, with numerous illustrations. Volume III (Lycaenidae).
Calcutta Central Press 4 to : xii + 503 pp, frontispiece, pls.25-29.

Corbet, A.S.,1938 : A revision of the Malayan species of Pratapa Moore (Lepidoptera-Lycaenidae)
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lonc. (B)7(8)166-172.

Saito, K. & Inayoshi, Y.,2022 : A revision of the vidura group of the genus Dacalana Moore, 1884
Butterflies 88:39-63.


Dacalana penicilligera ♂ Dacalana penicilligera ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2022.10.31.

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