Dacalana burmana burmana  Moore, 1884

Dacalana burmana burmana ♂ Up. Dacalana burmana burmana ♂ Un. Dacalana burmana burmana ♀ Up. Dacalana burmana burmana ♀ Un.
♂ (bred), Yala, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand. (photo by RIEB)
Dacalana burmana burmana ♂ Up. Dacalana burmana burmana ♂ Un. Dacalana burmana burmana ♂ genitalia Dacalana burmana burmana ♂ genitalia
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Dacalana burmana Moore, 1884
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 53(1):36.
TL : Moulmein.
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (excluding Koh Tarutao),
Langkawi.

● ssp.burmana
ssp.satawani
Dacalana burmana burmana map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Dacalana burmana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 680. (Phuket) (in part)
Dacalana burmana ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.07.30)
Dacalana burmana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 718. (Phuket) (in part)
Dacalana burmana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 110, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kapar WF; Ranong Hot Spring; Hat Spin; Nam Tok Sai Khao)
Dacalana burmana burmana ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2021- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.07.30)
Dacalana burmana burmana ; Saito & Inayoshi,2022 : 48,51-52, figs.41,♂,♂(Un),42,♀,♀(Un),72e(♂,Fore-tarsus),74e(Map). (Ranong to Yala; Phuket)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 3♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by RIEB).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phang-nga : 1♂ (photo by RIEB).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phuket : 1♀ (photo by RIEB).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Krabi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 1♀ (photo by RIEB).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Satun (Khuan Don dist.) : 1♂ (photo by E.Ikari).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 6♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low elevaations (alt.10m - 300m). They often fly out from bushes along the trail and rest on the underside of leaves from 30cm to 70cm in height.
The population from Langkawi tends to have a darker ground color and more prominent black post-discal striae on the underside, very similar to ssp.satawani. However the male genitalia is the same as ssp.burmana, and the tip of dorsal projection of the valva is sickle-shaped.

The difference between ssp.burmana and ssp.satawani.
Dacalana burmana burmana ♂ genitalia Dacalana burmana satawani ♂ genitalia
ssp.burmana ♂ genitalia ssp.satawani ♂ genitalia


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.

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 burmana ♂ Dacalana burmana ♂+♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂+♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Dacalana burmana ♂ Dacalana burmana ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

1999.07.18 - 2022.08.31.

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