Papilio slateri perses  Nicéville, 1894

Papilio slateri perses ♀ Up. Papilio slateri perses ♀ Un.
♀, 1987.03.23. Yala, Thailand.

ON : Papilio perses Nicéville, 1894
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 63(1):46-47, pl.4, fig.7,♂.
TL : Gayoes Mountains, N.E.Sumatra. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala), W.Malaysia, N.Sumatra.
● ssp.slateri
transition zone of tavoyanus and marginata
Papilio slateri perses map


Papilio hewitsonii var. sumatrana Hagen, 1894 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 7:20. TL. Sumatra.
Papilio petra Nicéville, 1894 : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 63(1):47, pl.4, fig.5,♂. TL. Gayoes Mountains, NE.Sumatra. (♂, NHML)
Papilio sticheli Tetens, 1900 : Ent. Nachr. 26:296-298. TL. Kwala-Kangsar, Perac, Malacca.
Papilio slateri ab. persoides Fruhstorfer, 1902 : Soc. ent. 17(8):58. TL. Perak. (♂, NHML)

Type Materials Information

perses ; ♂, Type, Gayoes, Sumatra. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 275, figs.♂,♂(Un).
petra ; ♂, Type, Jan.93. Gayoes montains. (NHML, examined)
persoides ; ♂, Type, Malaka, H.Fruhstorfer (NHML, examined)

Records taken from Literature

'Chilasa slateri perses ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 98, pl.21, fig.P45b,♀[♂](Malaysia). ('Ranong' [loc.err.]) (in part)'
Chilasa slateri perses ; Ek-Amnuay et al.,2007 : 6. (Yala)
Chilasa slateri perses ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 119. (by literature)
'Papilio slateri perses ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 98, pl.21, fig.P42b,♀[♂](Malaysia). ('Narathiwat' [loc.err.]) (in part)'

Specimens Examined

Yala : Than To dist., 1987.03.23. 1♀, Y.Inayoshi (YI).
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The specimen shown above is the first and only known record from Thailand. The butterfly is very rare in montane forests at low elevation.
Ek-Amnuay ([2007],2012) recorded a 'female' from 'Ranong' or 'Narathiwat', however it is a male and these localities are incorrect, the illustrated specimen is from W.Malaysia.


Nicéville, L. de.,1894 : On new or little-known Butterflies from the Indo-Malayan Region.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2.63(1):1-59, pls.1-5.

Hagen, B.,1894 : Verzeichniss der von mir auf Sumatra gefangenen Rhopaloceren.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 7:1-41, pl.1.

Tetens, H.,1900 : Papilio sticheli nov. spec. aut subsp.
Ent. Nachr. 26:296-298.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1902 : Neue Papilioformen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet.
Soc. ent. 17(8):57-58.

1996.09.26 - 2023.11.30.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.