Hypolycaena merguia merguia  (Doherty, 1889)

Hypolycaena merguia merguia ♂ Up. Hypolycaena merguia merguia ♂ Un.
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

ON : Chliaria merguia Doherty,1889
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 58(4):427, pl.23, fig.2,♂.
TL : Mergui.
Distribution : S.Myanmar (Mergui), W.Thailand (Kanchanaburi).
● ssp.watsonis
Hypolycaena merguia skapane map

Records taken from Literature

Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Pinratana,1981 : 140. (Tak) (in part)
Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 744. (Tak) (in part)
Hypolycaena merguia merguia ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 127, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Doi Musso)

Specimens Examined

Kanchanaburi : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici)
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The butterfly is rare in montane primary forests at moderate elevations.
The records from Tak and Kamphaeng Phet area need to be confirmed by reliable specimens to identify which subspecies.


Doherty, W.,1889 : On certain Lycaenidae from Lower Tenasserim.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 58(4):409-440, 2 pls.

Hypolycaena merguia merguia ♂
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1999.07.21 - 2022.01.31.

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