Graphium chironides malayanum  Eliot, 1982

Graphium chironides chironides ♂ Up. Graphium chironides chironides ♂ Un. Graphium chironides chironides ♂ genitalia Graphium chironides chironides ♂ genitalia
♂, 2014.04.09. Yala, Thailand. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂ genitalia, Yala, Thailand.

ON : Graphium clanis malayanum Eliot, 1982
OD : Malayan Nat. J. 35:180-181.
TL : Selangor, Malaysia. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Yala), W.Malaysia.
● ssp.chironides
Graphium chironides malayanum Map

Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, 19.Apr.1956. 16m.s. Pahang Rd., Selangor, P.Malaysia. J.A.Hislop (NHML, examined)
Paratypes : 1♂, 20.Apr.1980. Ampang New Village, Ulu Piah, Perak (NHML) ; 1♂, Apr.1939. Cameron Highlands, 5000ft, Pahang. (in coll. J.N.Eliot)

Records taken from Literature

'Arisbe chironides malayanum ; Page & Treadaway,2014 : 281. (S)'
Graphium chironides malayanum ; Saito & Inayoshi,2022b : 23, figs.1,♂,1v♂(Un). (Yala: Betong Dist.)

Specimens Examined

Yala : Betong dist. 2014.04.09. 1♂ P.Sukkit (AC).
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This is the first and a single reliable record from Thailand. The specimen was obtained by Prasobsuk Sukkit on 09.Apr.2014 in Betong, Yala.
Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from 'Phang-nga' and 'Than To', but the figured specimen is ssp.chironides. The data of 'Yala' is considered to be incorrect location or misidentification of Graphium bathycles. Page & Treadaway,2014 listed it from 'S.Thailand', however it lacks details.
Some individuals of Graphium bathycles are very similar to Graphium chironides malayanum and examination of male genitalia is needed for identification.

The difference between G. chironides and G. bathycles.
Graphium chironides malayanum ♂ genitalia Graphium bathycles bathycloides ♂ genitalia
G. chironides malayanum
♂ genitalia, Yala, Thailand.
G. bathycles bathycloides
♂ genitalia, Yala, Thailand.


Eliot, J.N.,1982 : On three swallowtail butterflies from Peninsular Malayasia
Malayan Nat. J. 35:179-182.

Page, M.G.P. & Treadaway, C.G.,2014 : Revisional notes on the Arisbe eurypylus species group (Lepidoptera: Papilionidea: Papilionidae)
Stutt. Beit. Natur. Serie A, Neue Ser. 7:253-284.

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