Lycaeninae - Addendum


The following species were recorded from the Indo-Chinese region in previous publications, however were omitted from the list for the reasons written below.


Jamides zebra lakatti Corbet, 1940
[ THAILAND ]
Jamides zebra lakatti ; Pinratana,1981 : 57. not fig. (Yala)
Jamides zebra lakatti ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 596, pl.270, figs.L141,♂(Malaysia),♀(Malaysia),♀(Borneo,[ssp.zebra],Un). (Yala)
Jamides zebra lakatti ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 171. (by literature)
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Pinratana,1981 and Ek-Amnuay,2012 recorded this taxon from Thailand. However, no reliable specimen exists. Ek-Amnuay,[2007] also recorded it but that was misidentification of Jamides pura. Therefore, I remove this taxon from the list until a reliable specimen is found. Since there are many very similar species in this genus, an examination of the genitalia is needed.

Heliophorus androcles rubida Riley, 1929
[ THAILAND ]
Heliophorus androcles rubida ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 590, pl.267, fig.L161,♂(Kachin, N.Myanmar). ('Chiang Mai' [loc.err.])
Heliophorus androcles rubida ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 616, pl.279, figs.L185,♂(Kachin, N.Myanmar),♂(Kachin, N.Myanmar, Un) ('Chiang Mai' [loc.err.])
Heliophorus androcles rubida ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 150. (by literature)
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Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded this taxon, however the illustrated specimens are all from N.Myanmar. Hitherto, this species has not been found from Thailand.

Heliophorus hybrida (Tytler, 1912)
[ THAILAND ]
Heliophorus hybrida ; Pinratana,1981 : 71, pl.11, fig.20,♂. (Chiang Mai)
Heliophorus hybrida ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 590, pl.267, figs.L163,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Heliophorus hybrida ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 616, pl.279, figs.L187,♂,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Heliophorus hybrida ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 150. (by literature)
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Pinratana,1971 and Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded this taxon from Chiang Mai, N.Thailand. However, these records seem to be misidentifications of Heliophorus brahma, as Kimura et al.,2014 pointed out. Some individuals of Heliophorus brahma from northern Thailand have greenish golden markings on the upperside of both wings and a rather narrow red marginal border on the UpH. Its coloration is the same as that of Heliophorus hybrida, without the reddish tinge from all angles. But examination of male genitalia confirmes these are definitely Heliophorus brahma. Therefore, I remove this taxon from the list.

Shirozuozephyrus kirbariensis mapanputicus (Koiwaya,2000)
[ THAILAND ]
Chrysozephyrus kirbariensis mapanpunicus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 600, pl.272, figs.L188,♂(Kachin, N.Myanmar),♂(Kachin, N.Myanmar, Un). ('Mae Hong Son: Mae Sariang' [loc.err.])
Shirozuozephyrus kirbariensis mapanputicus ; Koiwaya,2007 : 240-242. ('N.Thailand' [loc.err.])
Chrysozephyrus kirbariensis mapanpunicus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 630, pl.285, figs.L213,♂(Kachin N.Myanmar),♂(Kachin, N.Myanmar, Un). ('Mae Hong Son: Mae Sariang' [loc.err.])
Shirozuozephyrus kirbariensis mapanputicus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 150. (by literature)
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Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded this taxon from 'Mae Hong Son: Mae Sariang' and Koiwaya,2007 followed it. However, these are incorrect. The illustrated specimen was obtained in Kachin, N.Myanmar.

Arhopala avathina avathina Corbet, 1941
[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala avathina avathina ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 61, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Than To WF.)
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Kimura et al.,2014 recorded this species from Yala. However, the illustrated specimen is considered to be a different species. It could be Arhopala avatha, at least it is not avathina. I would like to remove this species from the list until a reliable specimen is found.

Arhopala arianaga Corbet, 1941
[ THAILAND ]
Arhopala arianaga ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 66, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)
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Kimura et al.,2014 recorded this species from P.Thailand. However, the illustrated specimen is considered to be Arhopala ariana. I think true arianaga is not distributed in Thailand. Therefore, I would like to remove this taxon from the list until a reliable specimen is found.

Tajuria sunia Moulton, 1911
[ THAILAND ]
Tajuria sunia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 688, pl.314, figs.L361,♀(Malaysia),♀(Un,Malaysia). (no loc.)
Tajuria sunia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 730, pl.334, figs.L384♀(Malaysia),♀(Malaysia,Un). (no loc.)
Tajuria sunia ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 117. (by literature)
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Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded this taxon but based on misidentification of Tajuria berenis. This species has not been found in Thailand until now.

Hypolycaena kina celastroides (Corbet, 1938)
[ THAILAND ]
Chliaria kina celastroides ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 702, pl.321, figs.389b♂(Malaysia),♂(Malaysia,Un),♀. (Yala)
Hypolycaena kina celastroides ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 746, pl.342, figs.L411b♂(Malaysia),♂(Malaysia,Un),♀(Malaysia). (Yala)
Hypolycaena kina celastroides ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 129. (by literature)
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Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded this taxon from Yala, however the illustrated specimens are all from Malaysia. Hitherto I have never seen any specimens from Yala or P.Thailand. Thus, I remove this taxon from the list until a reliable specimen is found.

Rapala nissa pahangana Pendlebury & Corbet, 1933
[ THAILAND ]
Rapala nissa pahangana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 716, not fig. (Than To)
Rapala nissa pahangana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 764, pl.351, figs.'446b'[445b],♂(Malaysia),♂(Malaysia,Un),♂(Malaysia),♂(Malaysia,Un). (Than To)
Rapala nissa pahangana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 143. (by literature)
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Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded this taxon from Than To, Yala, however the illustrated specimens are all from Malaysia. Hitherto I have never seen any specimens from Yala or P.Thailand. Thus, I remove this taxon from the list until a reliable specimen is found.


2022.12.26.

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