Polyura eudamippus peninsularis  (Pendlebury, 1933)

ON : Eriboea eudamippus peninsularis Pendlebury, 1933
OD : J. fed. Malay St. Mus. 17:398.
TL : Pahang, Malaysia. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia.
● ssp.nigrobasalis
transition zone of jamblichus and nigrobasalis
Polyura eudamippus peninsularis map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 7.Mar.1924. Pahang. F.M.S. Lubok Tamang, 3500 ft. H.M.Pendlebury. designated by R.L.Smiles,1977. (NHML)
Paratypes 5♂, 25.Feb.1915. Batang Padang Jor Camp. Perak. designated by R.L.Smiles,1977. (NHML)

Records taken from Literature

Polyura eudamippus ssp. ; Hanafusa,1989 : 21, pl.8, fig.9,♂. (Trang: Khao Chong)
'Polyura eudamippus peninsularis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 490, pl.220, figs.N205c♂(Malaysia),♂(Un,Malaysia). (Trang; 'Ranong' [loc.err.])'
'Polyura eudamippus peninsularis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 360, pl.154, figs.N190b♂(Malaysia),♂(Un,Malaysia). ('Ranong' [loc.err.])'
Polyura eudamippus peninsularis ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 135. (by literature)
Polyura eudamippus peninsularis ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Nakhon Si Thammarat) (accessed: 2023.05.04)


The butterfly is uncommon in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 200 - 900m).
Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from 'Ranong'. However, it is incorrect and the figured specimen is from Malaysia. Hitherto it is only known from Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat.


Pendlebury, H.M.,1933 : Notes and new Records of Butterflies from the Malay Peninsula
J. Fed. Malay St. Mus. 17(2):377-401.

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.

Hanafusa, H.,1989 : Notes on Polyura eudamippus (Doubleday).
Futao 3:18-28. (in Japanese)

2007.11.20 - 2023.05.31.

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