Cheritrella truncipennis  Nicéville, 1887

Cheritrella truncipennis ♂ Up. Cheritrella truncipennis ♂ Un. Cheritrella truncipennis ♀ Up. Cheritrella truncipennis ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Cheritrella truncipennis ♂ Up. Cheritrella truncipennis ♂ Un. Cheritrella truncipennis ♀ Up. Cheritrella truncipennis ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Cheritrella truncipennis Nicéville, 1887
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1887(3):456-457, pl.39, figs.3,♀,4,♂.
TL : Sikkim. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Sikkim, Assam, N.Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Yunnan.
[S.Myanmar: Victoria Point]
Cheritrella truncipennis map

Synonym

Cheritrella truncipennis nagana Rober, 1926 : Ent. Mitt. 15(5/6):376. TL. Naga Hills, Assam. (♂)


Type Materials Information

truncipennis  ; Holotype ♂, Sikkim, 1886.June (Moller) ; Allotype ♀, Sikkim, 1886.June (Moller) (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Cheritrella truncipennis ; Godfrey,1927 : 126. (N)
Cheritrella truncipennis ; Godfrey,1930 : 343. (Chiang Rai)
Cheritrella truncipennis ; Pinratana,1981 : 137, pl.22, fig.1,♂ ; pl.36, figs.7,♀,10,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Cheritrella truncipennis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 696, pl.318, figs.379,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Doi Phu Kha)
Cheritrella truncipennis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 740, pl.339, figs.L401,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Mai; Doi Phu Kha)
Cheritrella truncipennis ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 103, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Suthep)
Cheritrella truncipennis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Chiang Mai; Kamphaeng Phet) (accessed: 2022.09.03)

[ LAOS ]
Cheritrella truncipennis ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. pl.126, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Xam Neua)
Cheritrella truncipennis ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55, pl.23, figs.Ly-247,♀,♀(Un). (Phou Samsoum)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 1♂ (photo by M.Hayashi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 20♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 8♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (alt.1300m - 2200m) and is frequently found on hilltops. Males are territorial on shrubs or trees.


Literature

Nicéville, L.de,1887 : Descriptions of some new or little-known Butterflies from India, with some Notes on the Seasonal Dimorphism obtaining in the Genus Melanitis.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1887(3):448-467, pls.39,40.

Rober, J.,1926 : Lepidopterologisches.
Ent. Mitt. 15(3/4):226-230, (5/6):372-377.

Cowan, C.F.,1967 : The Indo-oriental Tribe Cheritrini (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae).
Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 20(3):75-103, 4 pls.


Cheritrella truncipennis ♂ Cheritrella truncipennis ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Cheritrella truncipennis ♂ Cheritrella truncipennis ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Cheritrella truncipennis ♂ Cheritrella truncipennis ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2022.09.30.

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