Papilio noblei  Nicéville, [1889]

Papilio noblei ♂ Up. Papilio noblei ♂ Un. Papilio noblei ♀ Up. Papilio noblei ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Papilio noblei ♂ Up. Papilio noblei ♂ Un. Papilio noblei ♀ Up. Papilio noblei ♀ Un.
♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♀, Bolikhamxai, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Papilio noblei ♂ Up. Papilio noblei ♂ Un. Papilio noblei ♂ Up. Papilio noblei ♂ Up.
♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂, Nan, Thailand. ♂, Nan, Thailand.

ON : Papilio noblei Nicéville, [1889]
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 57(4):287-288, pl.13, fig.2,♂.
TL : Karen Hills, Burma. (♂, NZC)
Distribution : Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China.
Papilio noblei map

Synonyms

Papilio henricus Oberthür, 1892 : Etud. ent. 17:3, pl.4, fig.39. TL. Muang-Mou, Tonkin. (♂, NHML)
Papilio noblei f.vitalisi Dubois, 1921 : Faune ent. Indo-Chine fr. 1921(3):12. TL. Laos.
Papilio noblei haynei Tytler, 1926 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 31(2):249. TL. Myitkyina, N.Burma. (♂, NHML)
Papilio noblei hoa Gabriel, 1945 : Entomologist. 78:152. TL. Chiem Hoa, C.Tonkin.
Papilio noblei f.indiv.♂anteratra Rousseau-Decelle, 1947 : Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 51:129. TL. Hoa Binh, Tonkin. (♂, NHML)


Type Materials Information

noblei ; ♂, Type, 1.Feb.1887. Karen Hills, Burma. (NZC) ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 274, figs.♂,♂(Un).
henricus ;
♂, Type (red), #149310, Muong Mou, Haut-Tonkin. (NHML, examined) ; ♂, Type (red), Muong Mou, Haut-Tonkin. (NHML, examined)
haynei ;
Holotype ♂, Nmt 3.24, N.Burma. det. A.M.Cotton,2006. (NHML, examined)
Paratype 1♂, Nmt 3.24. det. A.M.Cotton,2006. (NHML, examined)
hoa ;
♂, Type HT (red), Rh.15075, #149318, Aug.Sept., Chiem-Hoa, Central-Tonkin. H.Fruhstorfer (NHML, examined)
♀, Type AT (red), Rh.15076, #149319, Aug.Sept., Chiem-Hoa, Central-Tonkin. H.Fruhstorfer (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Papilio noblei ; Godfrey,1930 : 211-212. ('Prae: Me Song fores')
Papilio noblei noblei ; Pinratana,1977 : 32, figs.P23,♂,♂(Un). ('Prae')
Papilio noblei noblei ; Nakano,1990 : 18, fig.1. (Nan)
Papilio noblei noblei ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 21,42, pl.26, figs.23,♂,♂(Un). (Nan)
Papilio noblei ; Nishimura,1995 : 153-155, figs.1,♂,2,♂,3,♂. (Nan)
Papilio noblei noblei ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 76, pl.9, figs.P23,♂(dsf),♂(Un),♀. (Nan)
Papilio noblei noblei ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 122, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un). (Bang Tuei Klong; Tha Wong Pha; Doi Phu Kha; Nan district)
Papilio noblei noblei ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 76, pl.9, figs.P22,♂(dsf),♂(Un),♀. (Nan)
"Papilio noblei ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Laos) (accessed: 2021.12.27)"

[ LAOS ]
Papilio noblei f.vitalisi ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 12. (Ban van Nam)
Papilio noblei noblei ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 46, not fig. (Vang Vieng)
Papilio noblei ; Masui & Uehara,1994 : 8, pl.2, fig.5,♂. (Louang Namtha)
Papilio noblei ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 200, pl.2, figs.♂(dsf),♂,♀. (Thabok; Nam Tha; Lak Sao)
Papilio noblei ; Cotton & Racheli,[2007] : 348-349. (Thabok; Koun Kham; Lak Sao)
Papilio noblei noblei ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 41.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Papilio noblei ; Dubois & Vitalis,1914 : 148. (Cambodge)
Papilio noblei ; Dubois & Vitalis,1919 : 213. (Cambodge)
Papilio noblei f.noblei ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 12. (Cambodge)

[ VIETNAM ]
Papilio noblei ; Fruhstorfer,[1903] : 172-173. (Tonkin: Chiem-Hoa)
Papilio noblei ; Jordan,1908-1909 : 52. (C.Tonkin)
Papilio noblei ; Dubois & Vitalis,1914 : 148. (Annam)
Papilio noblei ; Dubois & Vitalis,1919 : 213. (Annam)
Papilio noblei f.noblei ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 12. (Annam)
Papilio noblei noblei ; Metaye,1957 : 82. (N / C)
Papilio noblei noblei ; Shinkai,1999 : 52. (N: Tam Dao / S: Bao Lac)
Papilio noblei noblei ; Luong et al.,2004 : 1. (Cuc Phuong)
Papilio noblei ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 38. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Phong Dien)
Papilio noblei ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 51-52, pl.12, figs.2a♂,2b♂(Un). (N: Tuyen Quang(Chiem Hoa); Tam Dao; Cat Ba / C: Ba Na; Phong Dien; Phong Nha/Ke Bang; Pu Hoat; Pu Mat; Bach Ma; Nam Dong)
Papilio noblei ; Kishi,2007 : 26-27, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Lam Dong: Madagui; Suoi Voi)
Papilio noblei ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 20, fig.Pa-42,♂. (Lam Dong: Madagui; Bin Thuan: Dami)
Papilio noblei noblei ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 12. (N / C to Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nan : 13♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 32♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Khammouan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Xaignabouri : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate elevations (alt.700m - 1000m).
Godfrey,1930 recorded it from 'Mae Son forest, Phrae', N.Thailand and it is also referred in Pinratana,1977, however it is dubious. I consider it more likely to be an erroneous location.


Literature

Nicéville, L. de.,[1889] : On new or little-known Butterflies from the Indian Region.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 57(4):273-293, pls.13,14.

Oberthür, C.,1893 : Lepidopteres recueillis au Tonkin par Son Altesse Royale Monseigneur le prince Henri D'Orleans.
Etud. ent. 17:viii + 36pp, 4 cpl.

Dubois, E. & Vitalis, de S.R.,1921 : Contribution a la Faune Entomologique de l'Indochine Francaise
Faune ent. Indo-Chine fr. 1921(3):7-26.

Tytler, H.,1926 : Notes on some new and interesting butterflies from India and Burma. pt.1.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 31(2):248-260, 2 pls.

Gabriel, A.G.,1945 : Notes on some Papilionidae (Lep. Rhopalocera), with descriptions of five new subspecies.
Entomologist. 78:151-152.

Rousseau-Decelle, G.,1947 : Contribution a letude des Papilio de la faune Indo-Oceanienne (Lep. Papilionidae)
Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 51:128-133.

Nishimura, M.,1995 : Notes on some Papilionidae from Indo-China (1)
Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan 46(3):153-158. (in Japanese)


Papilio noblei ♂ Papilio noblei ♂
♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos. (photo by K.Phongpiyamit)
Papilio noblei ♂ Papilio noblei ♂
♂ with nephelus ♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos.
(photo by K.Phongpiyamit)
♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos. (photo by K.Phongpiyamit)
Papilio noblei ♂ Papilio noblei ♂
♂ with helenus, Bolikhamxai, Laos.
(photo by K.Phongpiyamit)
♂ with paris, bianor, Bolikhamxai, Laos.
(photo by K.Phongpiyamit)

1996.09.26 - 2022.03.31.

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