Amathusia phidippus phidippus  (Linnaeus,1763)

Amathusia phidippus phidippus ♂ Up. Amathusia phidippus phidippus ♂ Un. Amathusia phidippus phidippus ♂ Up. Amathusia phidippus phidippus ♂ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Papilio phidippus Linnaeus,1763
OD : Amoen. acad. 6:402.
TL : Java. (Linnaean Society of London)



Distribution : S.Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam,
W.Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Simeulue, Bangka,
Billiton, Natuna, Java, Bawean, Bali, Lombok.
phidippus map

Synonyms

Amathusia patalena Westwood,1848 : Cabinet Orient. Ent. :40, pl.19, fig.4. TL. Torres Straits Is.
Amathusia phidippus dilutus Fruhstorfer,1904 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 17:152,156. TL. Nord und Sudost Borneo.
Amathusia phidippus adustatus Fruhstorfer,1904 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 17:152-153.156. TL. Bangkok. Siam.
Amathusia phidippus baweanicus Fruhstorfer,1905 : Soc. Ent. 20(17):129-130. TL. Bawean.
Amathusia phidippus lombokiana Fruhstorfer,1905 : Soc. Ent. 20(17):130. TL. Lombok.
Amathusia phidippus phidippus f.coriotincta Stichel,1906 : in Wytsman, Genera Insectorum 36:11. TL. Natuna Inseln.
Amathusia phidippus chersias Fruhstorfer,1911 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:427. TL. ♂ Malay Pen.
Amathusia phidippus eutropius Fruhstorfer,1911 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:427. TL. Sumatra.
Amathusia phidippus eutropius f.retracta Fruhstorfer,1911 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:428. TL. N.E.Sumatra.
Amathusia phidippus phidippus f.retrogada Fruhstorfer,1911 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:428.(dry season f.)
Amathusia phidippus dilutus ♀ab.arrenopia Fruhstorfer,1911 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:428. TL. S.Borneo.
Amathusia phidippus dilutus f.epidesma Fruhstorfer,1911 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:428. TL. S.Borneo.
Amathusia phidippus majada Fruhstorfer,1916 ; Soc. Ent. 31:24. TL. OstJava
Amathusia phidippus elanops Eecke,1918 : Zool. Mededeel. Leiden, 4:83, pl.8, fig.2. TL. Pulu Lasia (Simular) (♂♀).
Amathusia gunneryi Corbet & Pendlebury,1936 : J. fed. Malay St. Mus. 18(1):146-147, pl.4, figs.5,♂(Un),6,♀(Un). TL. Kuala Lumpur, Selangor Malay Peninsula. (♂, NHML)
* Amathusia duponti Toxopeus,1951 : Idea 9:17. TL. Java.
* Amathusia lieftincki Toxopeus,1951 : Idea 9:18. TL. Java.
* Amathusia rosieri Toxepeus,1951 : Idea 9:18. TL. Java.


Type Materials Information

gunneryi :
Holotype ♂, 14.Jan.1930. Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malay Peninsula. A.S.Corbet (NHML)
Allotype ♀, 21.Jan.1930. Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malay Peninsula. A.S.Corbet (NHML).


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Amathusia phidippus adustatus [sic] ; Fruhstorfer,1911 : 427. (Bangkok)
Amathusia phidippus adustatus [sic] ; Godfrey,1916 : 124.
Amathusia phidippus chersias ; Pendlebury,1923 : 34. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram ; Wat Kiriwong)
Amathusia phidippus adustatus [sic] ; Godfrey,1930 : 259-260. (Pak Jong / Chonburi: Sriracha / Bangkok)
Amathusia phidippus chersias ; Godfrey,1930 : 260. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Wat Kiriwong)
Amathusia phidippus chersias ; Godfrey,1932a : 267. (P)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Pinratana,1983 : 52, 62, pl.33, figs.12a,♀,♂(Un). (Ranong / Songkhla: Ko Samui / Phuket / Nakhon Sri Thammarat / Narathiwat)
Amathusia phidippus adastatus [sic] ; Pinratana,1983 : 53, pl.48, fig.12b,♂(Un). (Bangkok / Chonburi / Chanthaburi / Nakhon Nayok / Nakhon Ratchasima / Rayong)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 68, fig.131,♂. (Umphang)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 324, pl.135, figs.A13a,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Nakhon Si Thammarat)
Amathusia phidippus adastatus [sic]; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 324, pl.135, figs.A13b,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Tak / Kanchanaburi / Chanthaburi)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Samui / Koh Phangan)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 326, pl.135, figs.N159,♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀. (Tak / Kanchanaburi / Chanthaburi / Nakhon Si Thammarat)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 9. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Tak / Saraburi / Chanthaburi)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 144, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Nakhon Nayok / Kao Soi Dao / Kao Khiewo / Pattaya / Ka Chong / Haadjai)

[ LAOS ]
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Masui & Uehara,2014 : 37-38, figs.9a,♂,9b,♂(Un). (Pakse)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Amathusia phidippus ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 225. (Cambodge)
Amathusia phidippus f.friderici ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 33. (Cambodge)
Amathusia phidippus adustatus [sic] ; Woodfield & Murton,2006 : figs,♂,♂(Un). (Botum Sakor NP.)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 129. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Amathusia phidippus ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1919 : 225. (Cochinchine)
Amathusia phidippus ; Lemee,1950 : 64. (Saigon)
Amathusia phidippus friderici ; Metaye,1957 : 99. (S)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006c : 34, figs.S-44,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Dai Duc Me)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Monastyrskii,2011 : 105-106, pl.24, figs.a,♂,b,♂(Un),c,♀. (C: Kon Cha Rang / C: Nam Cat Tien ; Lo Go Sa Mat)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 29. (C / S)
Amathusia phidippus phidippus ; Saito et al.,2017 ; 81. (S: Nui Cam)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Sa Kaeo : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chonburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.) : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in secondary forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.10m - 300m) and is often found in coconuts plantation.
Occasionally they come to the electric lights in shops in town after sunset.

Literature

Linnaeus, C.,1763 : Centuria Insectorum, Proposuit Boas Johansson.
Amoen. acad. 6:384-415.

Westwood, J.O.,1848 : The Cabinet of Oriental Entomology; a selection of some of the rarer an more beautiful species of insects,
natives of India and the adjacent islands, the greater portion of which are now for the first time deescribed and figured.
London, Smith 4 to : 88 pp, 42 cpl.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1904 : Neue Indo-Australische Lepidopteren.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 17(1):133-157.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1905 : Neue Amathusiinae.
Soc. ent. 20(17):129-130, 1 fig.

Stichel, H.,1906
Lepidoptera Rhopalocera. Fam. Nymphalide. Subfam. Amathusiinae.
in Wytsman, Genera Insectorum 36:1-67, pl.1-6.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1916 : Neue Rhopaloceren.
Soc. ent. 31(5):24.

Eecke, R.V.,1918 : Studies on Indo-Australian Lepidoptera III. Some Rhopalocera and Netrocera from Simalur. Pulu Lasia, Pulu Bai and Sumatra
Zool. Mededeel. Leiden, 4:70-102, 2 pls.

Corbet, A.S. & H.M. Pendlebury,1936 : Revision of the Genus Amathusia with special Reference to the Malayan Species.
J. fed. Malay St. Mus. 18(1):141-153, pl.IV & V.

Aoki, T., S. Yamaguchi & Y. Uémura,1982 : Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands vol.3. Satyridae, Amathusiidae and Libytheidae. (in Japanese)
530 pp, 113 col.pls. Plapac co. Ltd.

Amathusia phidippus phidippus ♂ Amathusia phidippus phidippus ♂
♂, Sa Kaeo, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist), Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

2007.10.10 - 2020.09.30.

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