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 : India (Arunachal Pradesh), Myanmar,
N.Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China.
Papilio noblei map

Synonyms

Papilio henricus Oberthür, 1892 : Étud. 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. (NN)
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) (IFS)


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: 2023.05.16)'

[ 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.
Papilio noblei noblei ; Onodera,2022 : 9, pl.22, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Khammouan: Ban Lao)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Papilio noblei ; Dubois & Vitalis,1914 : 148. (Cambodge)
Papilio noblei ; 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 ; 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 forests at moderate elevations (Alt. 700 - 1000m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
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 : Lépidoptères du Tonkin.
Étud. ent. 17:1-15, 1 pl.

Dubois, E. & Vitalis, de S.R.,1921 : Contribution a la Faune Entomologique de l'Indochine Francçise.
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)

Bose, A., Sonowal, L. & Gogoi, M.J.,2023 :
First live record of Noble's Helen Papilio noblei de Nicéville, 1889 (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) swallowtail butterfly India from Namdapha national park, Arunachal Pradesh, India, a newly reported species from India
Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2023; 11(1):135-136.


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 - 2024.03.31.