Papilio elwesi  Leech, 1889

Papilio elwesi ♂ Up. Papilio elwesi ♂ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam.

ON : Papilio elwesi Leech, 1889
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 37(1):113-114, pl.7, fig.1.
TL : "KiuKiang" [Jiujiang, Jiangxi], China. (NHML)
Distribution : N.Vietnam, China.
Papilio elwesi map


Papilio elwesi cavaleriei le Cerf, 1923 : Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris 29:362. TL. "Kouy-Tchéou, Kouy-Yang, China méridionale" [Guiyang, Guizhou, S.W.China].
Agehana elwesi moritai Sorimachi, 2010 : Dino 65:87, fig.12A(HT,♂). TL. Luzhou, Sichuan, China.

Type Materials Information

elwesi ;
♂, Type (red), Rh.11036, Kiukiang, 1887.Jul. A.E.Pratt. (NHML, examined)
♀, Type (red), Central China. (NHML, examined)
♂, Paratype (yellow), Rh.11037, Kiukiang, 1887.June. A.E.Pratt. (NHML, examined)
moritai ;
Holotype, ♂, 12-16.Jun.2009. Luzhou, Sichuan, China. L.Manshen leg. (in coll. Y.Sorimachi)
Paratypes : 11♂, same as holotype.

Records taken from Literature

Papilio elwesi ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 13. (N: Ha Giang)

Specimens Examined

Ha Giang : 1♂.
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Leech, J.H.,1889 : On a collection of Lepidoptera from Kiukiang.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 37(1):99-148, pls.7-9.

Le Cerf, F.,1923 : Descriptions de formes nouvelles de Lepidopteres Rhopaloceres.
Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris 29:360-367, 428-429.

Lu, C.C., Wu, L.W., Jiang, G.F., Deng, H.L., Wang, L.H., Yang, P.S. & Hsu, Y.F.,2009 :
Systematic status of Agehana elwesi f.cavaleriei Based on Morphological and Molecular Evidence
Zool. Stud. 48(2):270-279.

Sorimachi, Y.,2010 ; One new subspecies of the Genus Agehana Leech, 1891 (Lep., Papilionidae) from Sichuan China (Agehana elwesi)
Dino 65:87, 92.

Wu, L.W., Yen, S.H., Lees, D.C., Lu, C.C., Yang, P.S. & Hsu, Y.F.,2015 : Phulogeny and Historical Biogeography of Asian Pterourus Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae):
A Case of Intercontinental Dispersal from NorthA from North America to East Asia. PLoS ONE 10(10):e0140933:1-18.

Condamine, F.L., Allio, R., Reboud, E.L., Dupuis, J.R., Toussaint, E.F.A., Mazet, N., Hu, S.J., Lewis, D.S., Kunte, K., Cotton, A.M. & Sperling, F.A.H.,2023 :
A comprehensive phylogeny and revised taxonomy illuminate the origin and diversification of the global radiation of Papilio (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 183 (2023) 107758:1-22.

Hu, S.J, Cotton, A.M., Lamas, G, Duan, K. & Zhang, X.,2023 : Checklist of Yunnan Papilionidae (Lepidoptera: Papilionidea) with nomenclatural notes and descriptions of new subspecies
Zootaxa 5362(1):001-069.

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