Britomartis cleoboides viga  (Corbet, 1940)

Britomartis cleoboides viga ♂ Up. Britomartis cleoboides viga ♂ Un. Britomartis cleoboides viga ♀ Up. Britomartis cleoboides viga ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Britomartis cleoboides viga ♂ Up. Britomartis cleoboides viga ♂ Un. Britomartis cleoboides viga ♂ Up. Britomartis cleoboides viga ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Tajuria cleoboides viga Corbet, 1940
OD : Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 90(5):116-117, pl.1, figs.20,♂, 21,♀.
TL : North-East Sumatra. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand. Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Sumatra.
● ssp.cleoboides
ssp.viga
Britomartis cleoboides viga map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, North-East Sumatra. (NHML)
Allotype ♀, Feb.1903. Sumatra. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Britomartis cleoboides viga ; Pinratana,1981 : 131, pl.23, figs.13,♂,14,♂(Un). ('Bangkok'; Trang)
Britomartis cleoboides cleoboides ; Seki,1986 : 20. (Ranong)
Britomartis cleoboides cleoboides ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 692, pl.315, figs.L369,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Trang; Kaper)
Britomartis cleoboides cleoboides ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 734, pl.336, figs.L391,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Trang; Kaper)
Britomartis cleoboides viga ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 120, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong Hot Spring; Kam Puan; Khlong Naka; Ka Chong)
Britomartis cleoboides cleoboides ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Ranong; Yala) (accessed: 2022.09.03)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 5♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane primary forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.30m - 700m). They often fly out from bushes along the trail and rest on the underside of leaves.
Pinratana,1981 recorded it from 'Bangkok'. I have not checked the specimen, but this record is somewhat doubtful. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature

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.


Britomartis cleoboides viga ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.

2020.04.30 - 2022.09.30.

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