Pratapa deva relata  (Distant, 1884)

Pratapa deva relata ♂ Up. Pratapa deva relata ♂ Un. Pratapa deva relata ♀ Up. Pratapa deva relata ♀ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Pratapa deva relata ♂ Up. Pratapa deva relata ♂ Un. Pratapa deva relata ♀ Up. Pratapa deva relata ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Tajuria relata Distant, 1884
OD : Rhop. malayana : 246, pl.21, fig.12,♀.
TL : Province Wellesley, Malay Pen.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward), Langkawi,
W.Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Bangka, Weh, Simeulue.

● ssp.lila
ssp.relata
Pratapa deva relata map

Synonym

Pratapa deva stella Corbet, 1938 : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)7(4):171. TL. Bukit Kutu, Selangor, Malay Pen.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
'Pratapa deva relata ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs (Malaysia). (Koh Samui)' (accessed: 2022.08.23)
Pratapa deva relata ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 720, pl.330, figs.L367b♂,♂(Un),♀. (Ranong; Surat Thani)
Pratapa deva lila ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 112, figs.♂(Muang Shone),♂(Muang Shone,Un). (Muang Shone) (in part)
Pratapa deva relata ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 112, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Phuket Hill)
Pratapa deva relata ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2020- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.08.23)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 8♂ 2♀ (incl.photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in primary forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.150m - 1300m) and is frequently found on hilltops. Males are territorial on trees.
The population from Ranong and Surat Thani seems transitional to ssp.lila.


Literature

Distant, W.L.,1882-1886 : Rhopalocera Malayana : a Description of the Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula.
London, Author, Penang, Logan : xvi+482+[4]pp, 46 pls.

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


Pratapa deva relata ♂ Pratapa deva relata ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Pratapa deva relata ♂ Pratapa deva relata ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

2009.12.31 - 2022.08.31.

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