Graphium empedovana empedovana  (Corbet, 1941)

ON : Papilio empedovana Corbet, 1941
OD : J. fed. Malay St. Mus. 18(5):805.
TL : 'India orientali' [Malaysia].
Distribution : P.Thailand, Langkawi, W.Malaysia,
Tioman, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Batu, Java,
Banka, Palawan, Gaya.
Graphium empedovana empedovana Map


Papilio empedocles Fabricius, 1787 : Mant. Ins. 2:10. TL. 'India orientali' [Malaysia]. (homonym)
Graphium empedovana miurai Morita, 2004 : Futao 47:20, pl.4, figs.21(HT,♂),22(HT,♂Un),23(PT,♀),24(PT,♀Un). TL. Tamannegala, Terengganu, Malaysia. (♂, in coll. S.Morita)

Type Materials Information

empedocles ; ♂, India orientali. (NHML, photo examined)
miurai ;
Holotype ♂, 08.Apr.2002. Tamannegala, Terengganu, Malaysia. (in coll. S.Morita)
Paratype 1♀, same data and locality as holotype. (in coll. S.Morita)

Records taken from Literature

Graphium empedovana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 118, pl.31, figs.P64,♂,♂(Un). ('Than To' [loc.err.])
Graphium empedovana ; Ek-Amnuay et al.,2007 : 6. (Phuket)
Graphium empedovana ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 137. (by literature)
Graphium empedovana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 118, pl.31, figs.P61,♂,♂(Un). ('Than To' [loc.err.], Phuket)


The butterfly is rare in Thailand. It is only known from a single record from Phuket. According to Prasobsuk Sukkit, he had seen it in Koh Tarutao, Satun.


Fabricius, J.C.,1787 : Mantissa Insectorum sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus genericis,
differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus.
Copenhagen, Christ. Gottl. Proft 8vo 1:xx+348pp ; 2:[2]+382pp

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : Observations on Certain of the Fabrician Names onf Indo-Australian Rhopalocera (Lepid.)
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(6):98-106.

Corbet, A.S.,1941 : A further contribution to a knowledge of the Rhopalocera of the Malay Peninsula.
J. fed. Malay St. Mus. 18(5):805-313.

Morita, S.,2004 : A new subspecies of the Graphium empedovana (Corbet, 1941) from Terengganu Province, Malaysia (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
Futao 47:20.

2009.04.10 - 2022.06.30.