Polyura dolon southernensis  Yoshino, 2017

Polyura dolon southernensis ♂ Up. Polyura dolon southernensis ♂ Un. Polyura dolon southernensis ♀ Up. Polyura dolon southernensis ♀ Un.
♂, Dac Lac, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Dac Lac, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Polyura dolon southernensis Yoshino, 2017
OD : Butterfly Science 7:29-30, Figs.9(HT,♂),10(HT,♂Un),11(HT,♂HW).
TL : Dalat, S.Vietnam. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : C.Vietnam (Dac Lac; Lam Dong; Binh Phuoc)

● ssp.dolon
Polyura dolon southernensis map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, Mar.2015. Dalat, alt.1500m, S.Vietnam. (NHML)
Paratype 1♂, same data as holotype. (in coll.Yoshino)

Records taken from Literature

Polyura dolon grandis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 42. (C: to Lam Dong) (in part)
Polyura dolon grandis ; Monastyrskii,2019 : 4(1):94. (C: Chu Yang Sin; Bi Doup Nui Ba) (in part)

Specimens Examined

Dac Lac : 1 ♂ 1♀.
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Monastyrskii,2019 regarded it as a synonym of ssp.grandis. However, the yellowish-white part of the UpF is particularly broad in costa, and the yellowish-white post-discal markings within the black portion are rather small. I am tentatively treating it as a good subspecies, but further taxonomic study is needed.


Yoshino, T.,2017 : Description of 3 New Subspecies from Central and Southern Vietnam.
Butterfly Science 7:25-31.

2019.06.30 - 2021.07.31.

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