Polyura eudamippus ssp.  

Polyura eudamippus ssp. ♂ Up. Polyura eudamippus ssp. ♂ Un.
♂, Trang, Thailand.

ON : Polyura eudamippus ssp.
OD :
TL :
Distribution : P.Thailand (Trang).
● ssp.nigrobasalis
transition zone of jamblichus and nigrobasalis
Polyura eudamippus ssp. map

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)'

Specimens Examined

Trang : Khao Chong, 1981.01.13. 1♂, P.Sukkit (YI).
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The butterfly was uncommon in montane forests at low elevations (Alt. 100 - 150m).
The population from Trang is similar to ssp.peninsularis (Pendlebury, 1933) but can be distinguished by its larger size (FL: 55mm), more conspicuous marginal white spots on the forewing and a distinct white spot in the forewing cell. This taxon was discovered in January 1981 and a few specimens were collected. However, it is thought to be extinct as its habitat was lost due to extensive flooding and landslides during the rainy season in 1981. Further research is needed.
Ek-Amnuay ([2007], 2012) recorded ssp.peninsularis from 'Ranong' and Trang. But the record from Trang is a misidentification of this taxon. The record from Ranong is considered to be incorrect and the specimen shown is from Malaysia. Polyura eudamippus has never been found in the Ranong area.


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)

2007.11.20 - 2024.02.29.

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