Purlisa gigantea gigantea  (Distant, 1881)

Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♂ Up. Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♂ Un. Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♂ Up. Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♂ Un.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by E.Ikari) ♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Iolaus giganteus Distant, 1881
OD : Ent. mon. Mag. 17:245.
TL : Penang.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, {Singapore}.
Purlisa gigantea gigantea map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Godfrey,1930 : 343. ('Chunphon' [Surat Thani]: Koh Pa Nga)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Godfrey,1932a : 273. (P)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Pinratana,1981 : 132, pl.23, figs.15,♂,16,♂(Un). (Trang)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 692, pl.315, figs.L370,♂,♂(Un). (Songkhla)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.09.03)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 734, pl.336, figs.L392,♂,♂(Un). (Songkhla)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 120, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone; Kho Samui)
Purlisa gigantea gigantea ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2021- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.09.03)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Surat Thani (Koh Samui dist ; Koh Phangan dist.) : 1♂ 1♀ (incl.photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is uncommon in primary forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.100m - 800m) and often rest on the underside of leaves.


Literature

Distant, W.L.,1881 : Description of a new species of Lycaenidae from Penang.
Ent. mon. Mag. 17:245.


Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♀ Purlisa gigantea gigantea ♀
♀, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2022.09.30.

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