Polyura eudamippus jamblichus  (Fruhstorfer, 1914)

Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Un. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Un.
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. ♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand.
Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Un. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Un.
♂, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand. ♂, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand.

Specimens from transition zone of ssp.nigrobasalis and ssp.jamblichus
Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Un. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai (Omkoi dist.), Thailand. ♂, Tak, Thailand.
Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Un. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♂ (2nd gen.), Tak, Thailand.
Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Un. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai (Omkoi dist., 2nd gen.), Thailand. ♂ (2nd gen.), Tak, Thailand.

ON : Eriboea eudamippus jamblichus Fruhstorfer, 1914
OD : in Seitz, Grossschmett Erde 9:722.
TL : Burma. (NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar (Tavoy to Mergui),
Thailand (Kanchanaburi to Prachuap Khiri Khan).

● ssp.nigrobasalis
transition zone of jamblichus and nigrobasalis
ssp.jamblichus
ssp.peninsularis
ssp.celetis
Polyura eudamippus jamblichus map

Type Material Information

Lectotype 1♂, Lower Burma. Fruhstorfer. designated by R.L.Smiles,1979. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Eriboea eudamippus nigrobasalis ; Fruhstorfer,1914 : 722. (Petchaburi) (in part)
Eulepis eudamippus nigrobasalis; Godfrey,1916 : 133. (Petchaburi River) (in part)
Eriboea eudamippus nigrobasalis ; Godfrey,1930 : 301. (Petchaburi River) (in part)
Polyura eudamippus nigrobasalis ; Pinratana,1979 : 100. (Kanchanaburi) (in part)
Polyura eudamippus nigrobasalis ; Smiles,1984 : 201. (Khlong Khlung; Prachuap: [Pak Tawan]; [Hue Tak So]; [Mae Melong Forest]; [Melanoung: Hot Spring]) (in part)
Polyura eudamippus nigrobasalis ; Okamoto et.al.,2013 : 9. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 135, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Sai York Noi)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai (Omkoi dist.) : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 5♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 5♂ (incl.photo by T.Aoyama & A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Prachuap Khiri Khan : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevation (alt.200m - 1300m).
Smiles,1982 synonymized jamblichus with nigroapicalis. However, the subspecies differs considerably from ssp.nigroapicalis by the shape of the forewings, the cell on the UpF is always bright, and the submarginal black band surround white markings on the UpH is markedly reduced.. For this reason, I treat it as an independent subspecies following Kimura et al.,2016.
The populations from western part of Chiang Mai province to Tak province, it seems transition zone with ssp.nigrobasalis, and intermediate individuals occur frequently. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1914 : 6. Familie: Nymphalidae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
721-728. (19.May.1914)

Smiles, R.L.,1982 : The taxonomy and phylogeny of the genus Polyura Billberg (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
Bull. Brit. Mus. Ent. (Nat. Hist.) 44(3):115-237. London.


Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)
Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)
Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂ Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♂, Tak, Thailand.
Polyura eudamippus jamblichus ♂
♂, Tak, Thailand.

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