Rachana jalindra burbona  (Hewitson, [1878])

ON : Myrina burbona Hesitson, [1878]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae Suppl.:24, pl.3a, fig.95.
TL : Sumatra.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra.
● ssp.indra
Rachana jalindra burbona map

Records taken from Literature

Tajulia jalindra ; Godfrey,1930 : 342. (Ranong: Klawng Kampuan)
Eliotia jalindra burbona ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 692, pl.316, figs.L371b,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Koh Tarutao)
Rachana jalindra burbona ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, fig.[♀](Un). (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.09.03)
Rachana jalindra burbona ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 734, pl.336, figs.L393b,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Koh Tarutao)
Rachana jalindra burbona ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 121. (by literature)
Rachana jalindra burbona ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Surat Thani; Yala) (accessed: 2023.08.20)
Rachana jalindra burbona ; Küppers & Janikorn,2020 : 201-202, fig.Abb.L-408. (Phang Nga)

Specimens Examined

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
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Yala : 1♂ (sighting by Y.Inayoshi).
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The butterfly is uncommon in montane forests at low to moderate elevations and is occasionally found at hilltops.
The population in Phetchaburi, northern peninsular Thailand, is only known from a photo record, but no specimens are available. Thus it is unclear to which subspecies it belongs. Confirmation by specimen is needed.


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.

Rachana jalindra burbona ♂
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2010.02.15 - 2023.09.30.

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