Mantoides gama maga  (Corbet, 1948)

Mantoides gama maga ♂ Up. Mantoides gama maga ♂ Un. Mantoides gama maga ♀ Up. Mantoides gama maga ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, 2016.04.11. Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Mantoides gama maga ♂ Up. Mantoides gama maga ♂ Un. Mantoides gama maga ♀ Up. Mantoides gama maga ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Jacoona gama maga Corbet, 1948
OD : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)17(7/8):96.
TL : Karen Hills, Burma. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar (Karen Hills ; Tavoy), Thailand.
● ssp.maga
ssp.gama
Mantoides gama maga map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, Rh.15091, Karen Hills, Burma. (NHML) ; Allotype ♀, Rh.15082, Karen Hills, Burma. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Mantoides gama maga ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 37, figs.101,♀,♀(Un). (Kanchanaburi)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 11♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : Thong Pha Phum Dist. 2016.04.11. 1♀, Y.Inayoshi (YI).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The female specimen shown above is the first discovery in Thailand.
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations (Alt. 600 - 1200m). Males are territorial on trees and often settle on tree trunks.


Literature

Corbet, A.S.,1948 : Revisional Notes on Oriental Lycaenidae: I.
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B) 17:93-97.2+[4]pp, 46 pls.


Mantoides gama maga ♀ Mantoides gama maga ♀+♂
♀, 2016.04.11. Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♀+♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mantoides gama maga ♂ Mantoides gama maga ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mantoides gama maga ♂ Mantoides gama maga ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mantoides gama maga ♂ Mantoides gama maga ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Mantoides gama maga ♂ Mantoides gama maga ♂
♂ vs ♂ (territorial fights), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (left) is chasing Jacoona anasuja, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2020.05.31 - 2023.01.31.

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