Polyura eudamippus peninsularis  (Pendlebury, 1933)

ON : Eriboea eudamippus peninsularis Pendlebury, 1933
OD : J. fed. Malay St. Mus. 17:398.
TL : Pahang, Malaysia. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand, W.Malaysia.
● ssp.nigrobasalis
transition zone of jamblichus and nigrobasalis
Polyura eudamippus peninsularis map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 7.Mar.1924. Pahang. F.M.S. Lubok Tamang, 3500 ft. H.M.Pendlebury. designated by R.L.Smiles,1977. (NHML)
Paratypes 5♂, 25.Feb.1915. Batang Padang Jor Camp. Perak. designated by R.L.Smiles,1977. (NHML)

Records taken from Literature

Polyura eudamippus ssp. ; Hanafusa,1989 : 21, pl.8, fig.9,♂. (Trang: Khao Chong)
'Polyura eudamippus peninsularis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 490, pl.220, figs.N205c♂(Malaysia),♂(Un,Malaysia). (Trang; 'Ranong' [loc.err.])'
'Polyura eudamippus peninsularis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 360, pl.154, figs.N190b♂(Malaysia),♂(Un,Malaysia). ('Ranong' [loc.err.])'
Polyura eudamippus peninsularis ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 135. (by literature)


The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.200m - 700m).
Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from 'Ranong'. However it is incorrect and the figured specimen is from Malaysia. Hitherto it has been known only at Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat in P.Thailand.


Pendlebury, H.M.,1933 : Notes and new Records of Butterflies from the Malay Peninsula
J. Fed. Malay St. Mus. 17(2):377-401.

Smiles, R.L.,1982 : The taxonomy and phylogeny of the genus Polyura Billberg (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
Bull. Brit. Mus. Ent. (Nat. Hist.) 44(3):115-237. London.

Hanafusa, H.,1989 : Notes on Polyura eudamippus (Doubleday).
Futao 3:18-28. (in Japanese)

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