Papilio castor kanlanpanus  Lee, 1962

Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♂ Up. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♂ Un. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♀ Up. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♀ Un.
♂, Luang Nam Tha, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♀(bred), Luang Nam Tha, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♂ Up. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♂ Un. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♀ Up. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♀ Un.
♂(bred), Luang Nam Tha, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♀(bred), Luang Nam Tha, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♂ Up. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♂ Un. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♀ Up. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♀ Un.
♂(bred), Luang Nam Tha, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♀(bred), Luang Nam Tha, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♂ Up. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♂ Un. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♀ Up. Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♀ Un.
♂(bred), Luang Nam Tha, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♀(bred), Luang Nam Tha, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton)

ON : Papilio castor kanlanpanus Lee, 1962
OD : Acta ent. Sinica 11(2):144, figs.1(HT,♂), 2(HT,♂Un).
TL : Yunnan, China. (♂)
Distribution : N.Laos, Yunnan.
● ssp.mahadeva
ssp.dioscurus
ssp.kanlanpanus
Papilio castor kanlanpanus map

Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, 15.Mar.1957. Yunnan.


Records taken from Literature

[ LAOS ]
Papilio castor f.mehala ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 11. (Laos)
Papilio castor dioscus [sic] ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 200, pl.10 figs.♂(dsf),♀(dsf),♂,♀. (Nam Tha)
Papilio castor mehala ; Cotton & Racheli,[2007] : 352-353. (Nam Tha)
Papilio castor mehala ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 41.


Specimens Examined

[ LAOS ]
Luang Nam Tha : 6♂ 4♀ (incl.photo by K.Phongpiyamit).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at moderate elevations.
The population in Luang Nam Tha, N.Laos is highly variable and the markings are unstable. The variation of males is quite similar to those of ssp.mehala in Myanmar, but females are different. The markings of ssp.kanlanpanus in Yunnan are stable. It seems to be intermediate between ssp.kanlanpanus and ssp.mahadeva. I treat it as ssp.kanlanpanus provisionally but further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Lee, C.L.,1962 : Some new species of Rhopalocera in China, II.
Acta ent. Sinica 11(2):139-158.


Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♂ Papilio castor kanlanpanus ♂
♂, Luang Nam Tha, Laos. (photo by K.Phongpiyamit)

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