Papilio polytes latreilloides  Yoshino, 2018

Papilio polytes ssp. ♂ Up. Papilio polytes ssp. ♂ Un. Papilio polytes ssp. ♀ Up. Papilio polytes ssp. ♀ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♀, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Papilio polytes ssp. ♂ Up. Papilio polytes ssp. ♂ Un. Papilio polytes ssp. ♀ Up. Papilio polytes ssp. ♀ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♀, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Papilio polytes ssp. ♂ Up. Papilio polytes ssp. ♂ Un. Papilio polytes ssp. ♂ Up. Papilio polytes ssp. ♂ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam.(photo by A.M.Cotton)

ON : Papilio polytes latreilloides Yoshino, 2018
OD : Butterfly Science 12:69-70, figs.1(HT,♂), 2(HT,♂Un),
3(PT,♂), 4(PT,♂Un).
TL : Weixi County, N.Yunnan. (It will be preserved in the KMNH)
Distribution : N.Vietnam, Yunnan.
● ssp.romulus
hybrid zone of latreilloides and polytes
Papilio polytes latreilloides Map

Type Materials Information

latreilloides ;
Holotype ♂, 12.May.1999. Weixi County 2500m, N.Yunnan, China. (It will be preserved in the KMNH)
Paratypes : 2♂, May.2002. Dali, 2000m, N.Yunnan, China. (in coll. K.Yoshino)


Records taken from Literature

[ VIETNAM ]
Papilio polytes polytes ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 59-61, pl.15, fig.a♂(f.borealis). (N) (in part)
Papilio polytes polytes ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 13. (N)
Papilio polytes polytes ; Inayoshi,2008-2021 : on website (21.Jun.2014 last updated ; 31.Mar.2022 changed.), figs.4♂ 2♀ (Ha Giang) (in part)
Papilio polytes latreilloides ; Yoshino,2018 : 72. (N: Hagiang)


Specimens Examined

[ VIETNAM ]
Ha Giang : 6♂ 3♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

Both ssp.polytes and ssp.latreilloides have been obtained sympatrically in some parts of Yunnan, China to Ha Giang, N.Vietnam. Some specimens seem to be intermediate between them, suggesting a hybrid zone. The population in Ha Giang has variable and unstable hindwing markings.
I tentatively treat it as ssp.latreilloides, however the taxon latreilloides could be a synonym of ssp.thibetanus. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Oberthür, C.,1886 : Especes nouveaux Lepidopteres du Thibet.
Etud. ent. 11:1-38, pls.1-7.

Yoshino, K.,2018 : Description of Two New Subspecies of Papilio polytes (Papilionidae) from Southwest China and a New Subspecies of Delias acalis (Pieridae) from Hainan Island, South China
Butterfly Science 12:69-75.


2022.03.31.

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