Lethe mekara gopaka  Fruhstorfer, 1911

Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Up. Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Un. Lethe mekara gopaka ♀ Up. Lethe mekara gopaka ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Up. Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Un. Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Up. Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Up. Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Un. Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Up. Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Lethe mekara gopaka Fruhstorfer, 1911
OD : in Seitz, Grossschmett Erde 9:320.
TL : Malaysia.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Chumphon and Southward),
W.Malaysia.
● ssp.crijnana
ssp.gopaka
Lethe mekara gopaka map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Lethe mekara gopaka ; Fruhstorfer,1911 : 320. (Salanga)
Lethe mekara gopaka ; Pinratana,1988 : 13, pl.12, figs.23b♂,♀,♂(Un). (Ranong; Phuket)
Lethe mekara gopaka ; Uémura,2010 : 3-4.
Lethe mekara gopaka ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies. figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.02.24)
Lethe mekara gopaka ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 170, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Tenasserim; Hat Supin; Kao Luang; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)
Lethe mekara gopaka ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 261-262, figs.Abb.S-078♂(Un),S-079♀(Un). (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 4♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 4♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt.30m - 550m).
The difference from ssp.crijnana is not so clear. There is a highly individual and seasonal variation in ssp.crijnana, and ssp.gopaka might be included in it. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1911 : 4. Familie: Satyridae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
313-320. (25.Apr.1911)


Lethe mekara gopaka ♂ Lethe mekara gopaka ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Lethe mekara gopaka ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand.

1998.12.18 - 2022.02.28.

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