Chilasa slateri slateri  (Hewitson, [1859])

Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Up. Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Un. Chilasa slateri slateri ♀ Up. Chilasa slateri slateri ♀ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♀, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Up. Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Un. Chilasa slateri slateri ♀ Up. Chilasa slateri slateri ♀ Un.
♂, Lao Cai, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Up. Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Un. Chilasa slateri slateri ♀ Up. Chilasa slateri slateri ♀ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Up. Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Un. Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Up. Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Up. Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Un. Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Up. Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by A.M.Cotton)

ON : Papilio slateri Hewitson, [1859]
OD : Ill. exot. Butts. 2(30):[3], pl.[2], fig.9 (Papilio IV).
TL : 'Broneo' [loc. err.] (♂♀, NHML)
Distribution : Sikkim, Assam, Myanmar, N.Thailand,
N.Vietnam, S.China.
● ssp.slateri
ssp.marginata
transition zone of tavoyanus and marginata
ssp.
ssp.perses
Chilasa slateri slateri map

Synonyms

Papilio slateri slateri ab.jaintinus Fruhsotrfer, [1903] : Berl. ent. Z. 47(3/4):177-178. TL. Sikkim ; Assam. (NHML)
Papilio slateri marginata ab.cnephas Jordan, 1909 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:41. TL. S.Shan States. (NHML)


Type Materials Information

slateri ;
♂, Type (red), Rh10885, Darjiling. Hewitson coll. (NHML, examined) ;
♀, Type (red), Rh10886. Darjiling. Hewitson coll. (NHML, examined)
jaintinus ; ♂, Type (red), Khasia Hills, Assam. Fruhstorfer coll. (NHML, examined)
cnephas ; ♂, Type, S.Shan States, Burmah. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Papilio slateri marginata ; Godfrey,1930 : 209. (Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep)
Chilasa slateri marginata ; Pinratana,1977 : 23, figs.P17/1. (in part)
Chilasa slateri slateri ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 18,40, pl.20, fig.18a♂. (no data.)
Chilasa slateri marginata ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 18,40. (Chiang Mai) (in part)
Chilasa slateri slateri ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 98, pl.21, fig.P45a♂. (Chiang Dao)
Chilasa slateri slateri ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 119, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Doi Chiang Dao)
Papilio slateri slateri ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 98, pl.21, fig.P42a♂(left). (Chiang Dao)
Papilio slateri slateri ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2021.11.23)

[ VIETNAM ]
Papilio slateri slateri ; Jordan,1908-1909 : 41. (Van-vu, Upper Tonkin)
Papilio slateri ; Lemee,1950 : 3. (Hagiang)
Papilio slateri slateri ; Metaye,1957 : 81. (N)
Papilio slateri slateri ab.jaintinus ; Metaye,1957 : 81. (N)
Papilio slateri slateri ab.cnephas ; Metaye,1957 : 81. (N)
Chilasa slateri marginata ; Shinkai,1999 : 50. (N: Mt.Tam Dao)
Chilasa slateri slateri ; Luong et al.,2004 : 1, 22, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Chilasa slateri slateri ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 42, pl.9, figs.1a♂(f.slateri ). (N: Tam Dao; Na Hang; Ba Be; Cuc Phuong)
Chilasa slateri slateri ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 12. (N / C)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 12♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lao Cai : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ha Giang : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vinh Phuc : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.450m - 700m) with a single generation in a year. In flight, it mimics Euploea species (Danainae), especially Euploea mulciber, very well.
Both populations in N.Thailand (Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai) and N.Vietnam are very similar to the nominotypical subspecies of India. However, further taxonomic studies, including DNA analysis, are needed. Individuals with white submarginal spots on the hindwings are occasionally found in the Mae Hong Son population. The markings of populations in Chiang Mai are more variable and unstable. Some examples are much closer to ssp.marginata and seems to be a transition zone.


Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,[1857-1862] :
Illustrations of new species of exotic Butterflies, selected chiefly from the Collections of W.Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson.
2:iv + [124]pp, 60 pls. Van Voorst, London.

Fruhstorfer, H.,[1903] : Verzeichnis der in Tonkin, Annam und Siam gesammelten Papilioniden und Besprechung verwandter Formen.
Berl. ent. Z. 47(3/4):167-234.

Jordan, K.,1909 : Die Indo-Australische Tagfalter. Papilionidae in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde
9:41-48.


Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Chilasa slateri slateri ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Chilasa slateri slateri ♂ Chilasa slateri slateri ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1996.09.26 - 2021.12.31.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.