Graphium delessertii delessertii  (Guérin-Méneville, 1839)

Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ Up. Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ Un. Graphium delessertii delessertii ♀ Up. Graphium delessertii delessertii ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ Up. Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ Un. Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ genitalia Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ genitalia
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Narathiwat, Thailand.

ON : Papilio delessertii Guérin-Méneville, 1839
OD : Revue Zool. 1839:233-235.
TL : Penang, Malaysia.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Krabi and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Banka,
Java, Natuna.
Graphium delessertii delessertii Map

Synonyms

Papilio laodocus De Haan, 1840 : Verh. Nat. Ges. Ned. overz. Bez. :42-43, pl.8, fig.5,♂,♂(Un). TL. Java. (homonym)
Papilio melanides Erichson, 1843 : Arch. Naturgesch. 9(2):248. (homonym)
Papilio dehaani Wallace, 1865 : Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. 25(1):62. TL. Malacca; Borneo; Java. (homonym)
Papilio catoris Grose-Smith, 1892 : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6)10:426-427. TL. Pingas and Penungah, North-east Borneo. (♀, NHML)
Papilio delesserti [sic] sacerdotalis Fruhstorfer, 1909 : Ent. Zeit. 22(41):170. TL. West-Sumatra. (NHML)
Papilio delesserti [sic] labienus Fruhstorfer, 1909 : Ent. Zeit. 22(41):170. TL. Java.


Type Materials Information

catoris ; ♀, Type HT (red), 27.Mar.1891. N.Borneo. (NHML, examined)
sacerdotalis ; ♂, Type (red), W.Sumatra. Fruhstorfer (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Papilio delessertii delessertii ; Pendlebury,1923 : 25. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang)
Papilio delesserti delesserti [sic] ; Godfrey,1930 : 220. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang; Satun: Ban Ton)
Papilio delesserti delesserti [sic] ; Godfrey,1932a : 264. (P)
Graphium delesserti delesserti [sic] ; Pinratana,1977 : 62, figs.P53,♂,♂(Un). (Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Yala)
Graphium delessertii delessertii ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 35,45, pl.63, figs.53,♂,♀. (Trang; Satun; Yala)
Graphium delessertii delessertii ; RDPB & DNP,2006-2008 : Butterflies in Hala-Bala Forest, fig.[♂]. (Narathiwat: Hala Bala) (last update: 2006.12.31 ; accessed: 2024.04.10)
Paranticopsis delessertii delessertii ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 116, pl.30, figs.P61,♂,♀. ('Ranong')
Graphium delessertii delessertii ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 136, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Ka Chong; Sai Kao WF; Satun; Than To WF.)
Graphium delessertii delessertii ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 116, pl.30, figs.P61,♂,♀. ('Ranong')
Graphium delessertii delessertii ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Krabi; Nakhon Si Thammarat; Yala; Narathiwat) (accessed: 2023.05.18)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀ (incl. photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 16♂ (incl. photo and photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Narathiwat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 100 - 900m). Both sexes visit flowers. Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water. Females mimic Ideopsis gaura (Danainae) and are completely indistinguishable from it in flight.
EK-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from 'Ranong', however it is considered rather doubtful. Hitherto no one has seen any specimens from Ranong area. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature
Guérin-Méneville, F.E.,1839 : Description d'un Papilion noveau découvert par M. Adolphe Delessert, dan L'ile de Pulo-Pinag.
Revue Zool. 1839:233-235.

De Haan, W.,1840 : in Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de Leden der Natuurkindige Commissie in Indie en andere Schrijvers.
vol.2 (Zoologie) : 248pp, 23 cpl, C.J.Temminck, Leiden.

Erickson, W.F.,1843 : Beitrag zur Insecten-Fauna von Angola, in besounderer Beziehung zur geographischen Verbreitung der Insecten in Afrika.
Arch. Naturgesch. 9(2):199-267.

Wallace, A.R.,1865 : On the phenomena of variation and geographical distribution as illustrated by the Papilionidae of the Malayan Region.
Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. 25(1):1-71, pls.1-8.

Grose-Smith, H.,1892 : Descriptions of Three new Species of Butterflies captured by Mr. D.Cator in British North Borneo. in the collection of Mr. Grose Smith.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6)10:426-428.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1909 : Neue Papilioniden des indo-australischen Faunengebietes.
Ent. Zeit. 22(41):169-170.
Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Graphium delessertii delessertii ♀ Graphium delessertii delessertii ♀
♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

1996.10.08 - 2024.04.30.