Virachola perse perse  (Hewitson, [1863])

Virachola perse perse ♂ Up. Virachola perse perse ♂ Un. Virachola perse perse ♀ Up. Virachola perse perse ♀ Un.
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (ws), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂ Up. Virachola perse perse ♂ Un. Virachola perse perse ♂ Up. Virachola perse perse ♂ Un.
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ds), Uttaradit, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂ Up. Virachola perse perse ♂ Un. Virachola perse perse ♂ Up. Virachola perse perse ♂ Un.
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ws), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Deudorix perse Hewitson, [1863]
OD : Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae 1:18, 2:pl.8, figs.24,♂(Un),25,♂,26,♀.
TL : North India.
Distribution : Nepal, Sikkim, Assam to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
Vietnam.
Virachola perse perse map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Virachola perse perse ; Godfrey,1930 : 349. (W: Hue Tak So)
Virachola perse perse ; Pinratana,1981 : 144, pl.26, figs.4,♀,5,♀(Un) ; pl.32, fig.17,♂. (Chiang Mai; Lampang)
Virachola perse perse ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 259, fig.165,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Pha Thaep; Phu Huay Sing)
Virachola perse perse ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 40. (Mukdahan: Ban Na Lak)
Virachola perse perse ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 56. (Mukdahan: Ban Lao Kram; Phu Huai Sing; Ubon Ratchathani: Kaen Tana)
Virachola perse perse ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 704, pl.322, figs.397,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Nan)
Virachola perse perse ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 750, pl.344, figs.L419,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Nan)
Virachola perse perse ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 133, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao; Thoen; Ban Na Lak; Phu Pha Taep)
Virachola perse perse ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2020- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2020.10.23)

[ LAOS ]
Virachola perse perse ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 76, pl.108, fig.B3,♂(Un). (no loc.)
Virachola perse perse ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 219. not fig. (list only)
Virachola perse perse ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2005 : 37, figs.4a,♂,4b,♂(Un). (Xieng Khouang: Muang Kham)
Virachola perse perse ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 55, pl.23, figs.Ly-259,♂,♂(Un). (Xieng Khouang: Muang Kham)

[ VIETNAM ]
Virachola perse perse ; Saito & Inayoshi,2022b : 33, figs.48,♂,48v♂(Un),49,♀,49v♀(Un). (BIn Thuan: Dong Tien)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 22♂ 3♀ (incl.photo & photo by T.Laola).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Uttaradit : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in dry forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 300 - 1200m). Males are territorial on canopies at hilltops.
The male orange patches on the UpF are very variable, even in the same season.


Literature

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.


Virachola perse perse ♂ Virachola perse perse ♂
♂ (ds., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ds., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂ Virachola perse perse ♂
♂ (ds., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ws., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂ Virachola perse perse ♂
♂ (ds., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (ds., territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Virachola perse perse ♂
♂ (ds), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.07.21 - 2023.01.31.

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