Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga  Nicéville, 1887

Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂ Up. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂ Un. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♀ Up. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂ Up. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂ Un. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♀ Up. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♀ Un.
♂, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂ Up. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂ Un. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂ Up. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂ Up. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂ Un. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♀ Up. Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♀ Un.
♂, 2001.06.--. Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, 2002-05-06. Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Tajuria albiplaga Nicéville, 1887
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1887(3):459-460, pl.39, figs.1,♂,2,♀.
TL : Sikkim.
Distribution : Sikkim, Assam to Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
● ssp.albiplaga
ssp.alixae
Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga map

Synonyms

'Tajuria thyia Nicéville, [1893] : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 7(3):336-337, pl.H, fig.11,♂. TL. Khasi Hills. (♂, NZC)'
Tajuria thyia var.pallescens H.H.Druce, 1902 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1902(2)(1):116. TL. Jaintia Hills.
Tajuria drucei Swinhoe, 1911 : in Moore, Lep. Ind. 9:107, pl.728, fig.4,4a. TL. Shan States.
Tajuria sebonga Tytler, 1915 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 24(1):141, pl.4, fig.40,♂. TL. Sebong, Manipur.


Type Material Information

thyia  ; Type 1♂, Khasi Hills. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 164, figs.♂,♂(Un).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 688, pl.314, fig.L359a,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Omkoi; Doi Pui; 'Mae Hong Son' [Omkoi, Chiang Mai])
Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 730, pl.334, figs.L382a,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Omkoi; Doi Pui; 'Mae Hong Son' [Omkoi, Chiang Mai])
Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 117, fig.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon)

[ LAOS ]
Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55.

[ VIETNAM ]
Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 66. (by Inayoshi,2014: http://yutaka.it-n.jp)
Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 37, fig.96,♂,♂(Un),97,♀,♀(Un). (Vinh Phuc; Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 12♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xam Neua : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 4♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (Alt. 1200 - 1600m) and males are territorial on trees.
The specimens from Vinh Phuc, N.Vietnam seem to be thyia. It was described by Nicéville,[1893], based on a male specimen from Khasi Hills, Assam and the status of this taxon is still unclear. It might be the seasonal variation of albiplaga as Evans,1932 pointed out, therefore I provisionally regard it as ssp.albiplaga. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Swinhoe, C.,1911-1912: in Moore, Lepidoptera Indica. vol.IX. Rhopalocera, Family Lycaenidae.
9:1-144,1911 ; 145-278,1912. L.Reeve & Co., London.

Nicéville, L.de,1887 : Descriptions of some new or little-known Butterflies from India,
with some Notes on the Seasonal Dimorphism obtaining in the Genus Melanitis.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1887(3):448-467, pls.39,40.

Nicéville, L.de,[1893] : On new and little-known butterflies from the Indo-Malayan region
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 7(3):322-357, pls.H-J.

Druce, H.H.,1902 : On some new and little-known butterflies of the family Lycaenidae from the African, Australian and Oriental Region.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1902(II)(1):112-121, pls.11,12.

Tytler, H.C.,1915 : Notes on some new and interesting Butterflies from Manipur and the Naga Hills.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 24(1):119-155, pls.3,4, 29 figs.

Evans, W.H.,1932 : The identification of Indian butterflies. second edition revised.
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : 10+454pp, 32 pls, 9f.

Corbet, A.S.,1940 : A revision of the Malayan species of Tajuria Mre. (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 90(5):107-120, 27 figs, pl.1.

Eliot, J.N.,1973 : More revisional Notes on oriental Butterflies.
Entomologist 106(1316):1-15, 10figs.


Tajuria albiplaga albiplaga ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.18 - 2023.01.31.

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