Tajuria diaeus diaeus  (Hewitson, [1865])

Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♂ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♂ Un. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Un.
♂, 2006.05.14-06.14. Lao Cai, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Un. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Un.
♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Un. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Up. Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀ Un.
♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Iolaus diaeus Hewitson, [1865]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae. 1:45, 2:pl.20, figs.26-28.
TL : Northern India.
Distribution : N.India, Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
Tajuria diaeus diaeus map

Synonym

Tajuria thydia Tytler, 1915 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 24(1):141, pl.4, fig.47,♂. TL. Kabru, Manipur.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Tajuria diaeus thydia ; Pinratana,1981 : 130, pl.33, fig.19,♂. (Chiang Mai)
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 690, pl.315, figs.L365,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 732, pl.335, figs.L387,♂(Vietnam),♂(Vietnam,Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Tajuria diaeus thydia ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 119, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Suthep)
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2022- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Kamphaeng Phet) (accessed: 2022.08.23)

[ LAOS ]
Tajuria diaeus thydia ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 218, pl.125, figs.♀(Up),♀(Un). (Xam Neua)
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55.

[ VIETNAM ]
Tajuria diaeus diaeus ; Yokochi et al.,2015 : 42, figs.106,♀,106v♀(Un). (Khanh Hoa: Hon Ba)
Tajuria diaeus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 66. (by Inayoshi,2014: http://yutaka.it-n.jp)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kamphaeng Phet : 1♀ (photo by R.Charoenpon).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Houaphan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lao Cai : 2006.05.14-06.14. 1♂, LC (KS).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vinh Phuc : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Khanh Hoa : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Da Nang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

This is the first record from Vietnam.
The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (alt.1400m - 2200m) and is occasionally found at hilltops.


Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,1863-1878 : Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae.
London, van Vorst. x+229pp. and 14a-14h, Suppl. 1-47; pls. (108, numbered;)
1-85, 88-92, 3a,3b,3c, Suppl.I-VII, Ia, Ib, IIIa, IIIb, IVa, Va, Vb. In 8 parts.

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.


Tajuria diaeus diaeus ♀
♂, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. (photo by R.Charoenpon)

1999.07.18 - 2022.08.31.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.